I am a new member and I am looking for advice about a 5 inch gauge steam loco to build
I have engineering skills with a mill and lathe ect at home
I am looking for a straight forward build not a monster project , so a 040 or 060 to pull me and the 2 grand kids round the track .
This is to learn to drive and understand the workings steam engines.
Advice on books & magazines to read will be very welcome as well
In the members section you will now find all of the past editions of the Society newsletters and technical bulletins. If you find any missing or any anomalies let me know.
Drawing Program for Apple Computer.
Can anyone please recommend a simple drawing package which will run on an Apple computer. 2D and 3D capability required but perhaps this will need 2 separate packages. I have been using Autosketch for some time but this has to run on a Windows emulator which is a pain.
I am aware that this post is more suitable for a forum but cannot find forums on our present web site. Assistance would be most welcome.
Hi Chaps. well after spending weeks reading how to set up valves I have given up. So this is a big cry for help. Is anyone out there able and willing to help me set up my B1 valve gear. all the motion is in place bar the final position of the reach rod.
my direct email address is. email@example.com. or tel. 01935 473003. thanks. michael
This shows my 5″ Ajax smoke box after 4 hours of public running on Sunday 2nd August 2015. I don’t think there was any room left in there for more ash. It’s a miracle she was still running at all – and I was still carrying passengers! (just)
I’m not sure which of us was in a worse state – me or the loco!
I thought daisy cutters had something to do with cricket but here we have a new slant.
The ground staff at Ashton Court recently took delivery of a new super -duper grass cutting machine and the grass certainly looks much better for it.
Today we had a splendid display of daisies on the tunnel bank and Alan Grinstead our chief groundsman and tractor driver is cutting the gras and as far as possible avoiding the daisies. They really do look splendid despite the rain and would look even better in sunshine.
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The Rolls-Royce Trust in Bristol aim to preserve the amazing heritage of aero engine design, development and production in our region. They are having a recruitment drive. You do not need to have been an employee of Rolls to join. Membership is open to all with an interest in local aviation history. Annual subscription is only £8 per annum for which you receive their excellent bi-annual journal, several local evening lectures and the opportunity to view, or even work on maintaining the local exhibition of aviation artefacts (mainly engines). An application can be downloaded from their website www.Rolls-Royce.com/about/ourstory/heritage_trust/support/. Please consider joining as the Rolls-Royce Company has been, and continues to be, a major wealth earner in our local economy to whom we owe a debt of gratitude. It is not all history, last nights excellent lecture was a presentation by Ric Parker head of Rolls-Royce plc Advanced Engineering about future developments looking forward as far as 2050.
It’s done. We finished by 1:30pm on the Sunday. Apologies if you turned up later than that.
Thanks to all those who turned up on either the Saturday or the Sunday, or indeed for both. I shall save most of the photos and words for the newsletter, just the two photos attached.
Sorry for the long delay and now the short notice.
I shall be starting the concrete apron at Ashton on Saturday and Sunday, 7th & 8th of March. Yes I know it is short notice but if you would like to help I’ll be there from 10am to 4pm. Tea and biscuits available all day, bring a lunch if you want to stay all day!