December 22nd, 2020

Engineering News 22nd December 2020

Tyseley Steam Locomotive Works continues to make progress with the assembly of GER 789’s frames.

Front elevation Elliot Powick.

Rear elevation Bob Meanley.


Front buffer beam detail. Elliot Powick.

Front buffer beam detail. Elliot Powick.

The cylinder block halves have been bolted together and await installation upon delivery of additional bracketry in January 2021

Cylinder block. Elliot Powick.

Cylinder Block. Elliot Powick.

Cylinder block. Bob Meanley

The crank axle has been redesigned with the option for a forged or modular unit: other design factors will determine the final decision. During the Christmas/New Year  holiday, CME Elliot Powick is designing the horn guides, braking system and suspension. During the first week of January 2021, orders will be placed for the three plain axle forgings plus the horn guide patterns and castings. In addition machining of all eight wheel castings is expected to proceed in January 2021.

To survey how you may be of assistance to the build of GER 789 please click on “How you can help.” The Trust eagerly awaits your interest.