Steam Railway (UK) - - New Build -

The ‘Clan’ Project is get­ting ready to as­sem­ble two sets of frames for BR Stan­dard Class 6 ‘Pacifics’ - one be­ing the full-sized set for its new ex­am­ple No. 72010 Hengist, and the other an ‘O’ gauge replica. With the cast­ing of the fi­nal com­po­nent needed to erect No. 72010’s frames - the ex­haust steam pipes or ‘spi­der’ - the Stan­dard Steam Lo­co­mo­tive Com­pany is hope­ful that it can place the or­der for their con­struc­tion by the end of this year, five decades since the class was ren­dered ex­tinct in 1966. Thanks to con­tin­ued fundrais­ing, and a gen­er­ous be­quest from mem­ber John El­liott who died in De­cem­ber last year, the group now needs a rel­a­tively mod­est £35,000 to pay for the erec­tion of the frames. This fig­ure in­cludes the pur­chase of the nec­es­sary fas­ten­ings - about 350 riv­ets and fit­ted bolts on each side - for which a ded­i­cated ‘Bag of Bolts’ spon­sor­ship scheme will be set up, at £25 per bag. A gen­eral ‘Frame Assem­bly Fund’ is also on­go­ing, as well as a ‘Ten­ner for the Ten­der’ project - see www. the­clan­pro­ or con­tact The Clan Project, PO Box 295, St Austell PL25 9FG. Us­ing pioneer­ing ‘sand print­ing’ tech­nol­ogy for the mould, the ex­haust steam pipes have been cast at the Boro Foundry near Stour­bridge, and are now un­der­go­ing test­ing and heat treat­ment be­fore be­ing dis­patched to CTL Seal of Sh­effield, the firm that has fab­ri­cated the smoke­box sad­dle. In par­al­lel with the full­sized lo­co­mo­tive, Sh­effield ap­pren­tice train­ing school AMRC has be­gun pro­duc­ing 3D mod­els of each frame com­po­nent. The com­pleted 7mm:1ft scale replica of the frames will be dis­played on the group’s sales stand, as well as be­ing used to plan the fit­ting of main line elec­tri­cal and air-brak­ing equip­ment. This will be the fourth set of frames pro­duced un­der the Hengist ban­ner, tak­ing into ac­count the orig­i­nal set cut at Crewe in 1954, the first full-

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