‘F5’ WILL STILL BE BUILT AT TYSELEY
Tyseley Locomotive Works is still expected to erect the frames of GER 2‑4‑2T No. 789, the Holden F5 Locomotive Trust has clarified. Although the group is discussing a possible move to the North Norfolk Railway (SR465), this will take place once the frames are erected at the Birmingham works. With all CAD work for the frames complete, it is hoped that they can be completed by the end of the year ‑ but they must then be moved, to make space for Tyseley’s increasing contract work. Elliot Powick, the group’s Chief Mechanical Engineer, has almost completed the CAD drawings for the Stephenson valve gear, and quotes are expected imminently for the wheels, tyres, axles and axleboxes, allowing detailed costings to be finalised for the bottom end.