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First stop – Stevenage

Author

Tim Watson

Date

7th January 2017

Reading Time

1 minute

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Over the Christmas period we’ve been doing some unglamorous logistics work – tidying up the electrics and rearranging the transport boxes to make travelling to and from shows easier – ready for our 2017 outings, the first of which is at the CMRA’s first show at Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre on 14th and 15th January.   

In the meantime, Doncaster works has, I hope, finally adjusted the new chassis in ‘Papyrus’ so that it will run successfully on CF at Stevenage. The main problem which presented at Warley was that the 13 mm fine scale drivers are 0.8 mm smaller than the N scale originals, which threw out the front bogie clearances. With a bit of luck she will turn out to be a really useful green engine and look good on the Queen of Scots Pullman.

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With this project out of the way work has resumed on the P2, ‘Lord President’ and the valve gear is now erected on the LHS.

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The valve gear can be placed in forward or reverse, as can be seen in this video: https://youtu.be/fUTQ5Ibe1Bk

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