D34 ‘Glen’ Progress

Daniel, our young engineer, has been taking advantage of the enforced Self Isolation by self isolating in his workshop.  Only appearing for tea & biscuits occasionally Daniel has made good progress with the ‘Glen’…. The chimney has been finished & attached… along with the dome.  It now looks like a railway locomotive. Pins for the Read more about D34 ‘Glen’ Progress[…]

Bathgate Locomotive Works – an update

Robert has been in touch with further photographs of progress with ‘Maude’. ‘Started some plate work today.  Looks like I will have plenty time since all pubs coffee shops and restaurants now closed. I will probably roll the smoke box as it is not a complete cylinder and it has two reverse curves at both Read more about Bathgate Locomotive Works – an update[…]

Bathgate Locomotive Works Update

Robert contacted the News Desk with an update on progress with ‘Maude’:  ‘Today’s mission, making the exhaust from cylinders to the blast pipe.  Quite tricky as it needs to change angle after that as the cylinder are slightly inclined. The two copper pipe fittings were the perfect angle.   I have now worked out that Read more about Bathgate Locomotive Works Update[…]

The Apprentice……

One of our younger members over the past 7 months, give or take, has been working with ESME member George as his ‘Apprentice’.  This is his story: ‘My main focus has been completing my late grandfather’s Don Young designed 5” model of a North British Railway D34 ‘Glen’.  Though some other projects have floated through! Read more about The Apprentice……[…]