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789: CAD mod­el­ling of the Stephenson valve gear for the ‘F5’ 2-4-2T has been com­pleted, and the pat­tern or­dered for the mo­tion bracket. 4709: South Devon Rail­way En­gi­neer­ing is re­bal­anc­ing the driv­ing wheelsets from ex-Barry ‘Large Prairie’ No. 4115 to suit the new ‘47XX’ 2-8-0. New crankpin col­lars (the nuts that fas­ten the rods in place) are also be­ing made. 61673: To mark the 80th an­niver­sary of the Liver­pool Street-Nor­wich ‘East Anglian’ ex­press, hauled by stream­lined ‘B17’ 4-6-0s, the B17 Steam Lo­co­mo­tive Trust is hold­ing events at Nor­wich and Ip­swich sta­tions on Septem­ber 26-28, cour­tesy of Anglia Rail­ways. A free brochure will be avail­able, de­tail­ing the train’s in­au­gu­ral run on Septem­ber 27 1937, and the Trust’s new-build ‘B17’ Spirit of San­dring­ham. 72010: Fabri­ca­tion of the rear drag­box for ‘Clan’ Hengist is com­plete and work has started on the pat­tern for the cylin­ders. Mem­bers have spon­sored all four wheel cen­tres for the bo­gie and one of those for the trail­ing truck, with the other still avail­able at £750. www.the­clan­pro­ject.org

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