September 18th, 2021

Engineering update 18th September 2021

Another significant milestone has been reached with the reincarnation of GER 789. The locking bars/dart has been fitted to the smokebox door, the smokebox wrapper has been hot riveted to the smokebox  ring whilst the footplate has been hot riveted to the tank supports and buffer beam.


Elliot Powick.



DB Meiningen Steam Locomotive Works of Germany (they manufactured Tornado’s boiler) has expressed an interest in manufacturing GER 789’s axles. A meeting with Tyseley is scheduled this week to discuss and explore matters further.


Preliminary CAD work has begun on GER 789’s boiler, the design of which is being progressed.