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The newly finished outer steam covers have been fitted for the first time bringing completion ever nearer

Ejector Cover, steam pipes and handrails

work continues on the small parts needed to finish the locomotive


The vacuum ejector pipe has been fitted along with the hand rail fittings there is a new smokebox dart and the steam pipes are now fixed


An arranged photoshoot at Tyseley for Trackside magazine saw the temporary fitting of the steam pipes, chimney and safety valve cover. The locomotive was drawn out into the sunshine so the photos could be taken by a professional photographer. one photo appeared on the front cover and several were used in the multi page article. it is hoped to raise the Society profile and attract new members.

2022 AGM at Tyseley

26th February saw a good turnout of members for the AGM. The locomotive is nearing completion and members were able to inspect progress first hand

More progress at Tyseley

Over the Christmas holiday period more pipe work has been added to the cab fittings including the condenser coil and the driving wheel sanding pipes. Attention is next turning towards the smoke box

Back Head fittings being added

Further work at Tyseley has seen many more of the back head fittings and pipe work added as the locomotive reaches the final stages of completion

Superheater Header fitted

The superheater header has been installed. Also work on adding back head fittings and cladding


With Cogan Hall and our containers now at Tyseley we were able to hold a working party once more. The team started cleaning up Cogan Hall and meantime noticed that more pipe work has been completed on Betton Grange. Also work on the superheater header has started


The move of our assets to Tyseley started this week with the movement of Cogan Hall’s tender to Tyseley. Our team helped Andrew Goldman’s men load the tender at Llangollen. Our containers of parts and tools will follow and then Cogan Hall itself.