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Completed Extension Frames

We are delighted to be able to publish a photo of the newly machined extension frames for 3840. These are only the fifth new set of extension frames manufactured since the end of steam. The first set was forged by…

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Rocker Shaft Brackets

Rocker Shaft brackets donated by the Paignton and Dartmouth Railway 30th October A couple of rocker shaft brackets kindly donated by the P&D. These are common only to the Churchward 2-8-0's and the Churchward Counties. Credit: Churchward County Trust /…

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Cylinder Update 20th October

We have had something of a set back in that the contractor who was to machine the cylinders and extension frames has decided to close his business and retire. The last few months have been spent sorting out replacement contractors.…

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Front End Appeal

We are currently finalising details of our next big fundraising drive, to be launched in a couple of months' time, and which will look at raising around £50,000 to complete the assembly of No. 3840's front end. If we're successful,…

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THE move of No. 3840's boiler from Didcot to Tyseley Locomotive Works has restarted our search for a suitable brass safety valve bonnet for the locomotive. Traditionally the 'County' 4-4-0s carried the class tall safety valve bonnet, as seen on…

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