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by Chris Meredith
Fri May 12, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

Weighing of locomotive and laser gauging has been completed. Clan Line has passed in frames steam test and official examination.
by Chris Meredith
Sat May 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

In steam!
by Chris Meredith
Tue May 02, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

MAY UPDATE: Anyone who has looked at the photographic record in the news section of the Clan Line website will see there has been a great deal of progress.The cladding has been finished, the nameplate backing plates are in place, the grate is now in place along with the damper and hopper mechanisms....
by Chris Meredith
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

Good progress has been made at LNWR Heritage at Crewe. Clan Line is looking like a real engine again, the cab is back in place and most the boiler cladding and lagging has been refitted.
See the latest news item on our website. https://www.clan-line.org.uk/
by Chris Meredith
Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: South Western franchise
Replies: 4
Views: 6192

Re: South Western franchise

As a former Southern Region train planner I shall be most interested to see how the new franchisees will be able to accelerate services to Southampton and Bournemouth without taking out stops or increasing the line speed. Currently fast trains take 74 minutes to Southampton and 105 minutes to Bourne...
by Chris Meredith
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

The boiler has now been reunited with the frames, progress continues apace. There is an excellent series of photos on the news section of the Clan Line website.
by Chris Meredith
Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

The boiler has now passed it's out of frames steam test.
by Chris Meredith
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

The boiler has passed it's hydraulic test at 400 psi, the clock starts ticking when it is back in the frames and a steam test is carried out.
by Chris Meredith
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

Re: CLAN LINE

01/02/17 update Repairs to middle big end are complete and motion fully reassembled, all three valves now set. Work on the boiler is almost complete, an official hydraulic test is provisionally planned for next week. This is when the clock starts ticking. Painting of the tender and cab is under way,...
by Chris Meredith
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: CLAN LINE
Replies: 130
Views: 135569

CLAN LINE

As a working member of the MNLPS I am often asked at branch meetings "How is the the overhaul of Clan Line progressing?" The current situation at LNWR Crewe Heritage is that work on the boiler is coming towards completion, a hydraulic test is planned for later this month. On the mechanical side, onc...