November 9th, 2020

Engineering news 9th November 2020

GER 789’s frames positioned for assembly. Elliot Powick.

GER 789’s frames were recently positioned inside Tyseley’s workshop signifying the commencement of the build.  Meanwhile castings have been removed from storage, cleaned and painted ahead of  fixing to the frames.

Motion bracket awaiting final fixing to frames. Elliot Powick.

Diamond stay and tank supports. Elliot Powick.

The first task will be to rivet the star (diamond) stay to the rear of the frames and to remove the temporary stretcher that was installed to facilitate transport to Tyseley earlier this year. In the coming weeks the machined cylinder halves will be prepared for additional machining and bolted together prior to being fixed to the frames.

The Trust has received a legacy that is sufficient to provide the rolling chassis however funding continues as a contingency hence we welcome your interest greatly. To survey how you can assist please click on “How you can help.”