A Bad Case Of The Bends…….

Another works affected by the low temperature has been Bathgate.  Before the Factory Inspector shut the premises for contravening the Factories Act minimum temperature rquirements, Robert sent in this short note……. ‘Tricky job today bending the smokebox handrail.  One main radius followed by a small quick radius & then another radius to lead it along Read more about A Bad Case Of The Bends…….[…]

When Will My Lumb Reek……?

Bathgate Locomotive Works has been suffering ‘downtime’ recently due to the adverse weather conditions reducing the temperature inside the works below the legal limit for the workforce.  However, time has not been wasted as it has allowed the works manager time to draw up the plans for the next phase of the work. There have Read more about When Will My Lumb Reek……?[…]

Jeanie Deans – A Teutonic Variation…..

Maurice P. has an interesting model on the stocks.  Maurice has kindly written up some notes about the background to the model which, together with some photographs he has sent in to the Newsdesk.  Earlier last year Maurice visited Almondell with his other locomotive for its steam test.  This too is a variation on an Read more about Jeanie Deans – A Teutonic Variation…..[…]

A Weekend Project….

Stan, our Roving Reporter found himself iced in with the recent spell of cold weather.  The usual plastic snow shovel was not up to the task.  Undaunted, an ‘All Conditions’ snow shovel was put together from odds & ends in the workshop.  Although heavier than anticipated, it soon made short work of the ice!