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Workshop Update March/April 2021

As I write this at the beginning of April the world does seem to be on the way to returning to normal again.  The GWSR is to reopen on 13th April and most importantly for TSLL a return to volunteering on the 76077 project is now a reality.  While the railway settles back into operation […]

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Workshop Update – February 2021

Due to the current nationwide lockdown work to re-wheel the locomotive has been delayed.  As well as paid engineering work, there is still some voluntary work required to paint the wheel sets and parts of the loco’s frames before we are in a position to fit the driving wheels.  I am hoping that the frames […]

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Workshop update – December 2020

Since my last report, much progress has been made and particularly reassembling the rear drag box. The riveting of the frames has now been completed and our volunteer working parties (when not on lockdown) have been doing a sterling job filling, sanding and topcoating the frames. The axle boxes have also been white metalled ready […]

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76077 Workshop update – September 2020

Since the pony truck was completed work has concentrated of three main areas. Front drag box repairs, rear drag box replacement and axle box refurbishment. What follows is an update on progress so far. 1 – Front Drag box The decision was taken earlier in the year to replace additional corroded steelwork in the front […]

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Our component sponsorship program is now live

Our component sponsorship program gives our supporters and shareholders the opportunity to purchase specific components and in return, receive an equivalent value in shares and be added to our supporters roll of honour. This is a most visible way to support our project as many of the components are prominent features that will be visible […]

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Milestone reached as pony truck is completed

  STANDARD 76077 RESTORATION TROTS PAST PONY TRUCK MILESTONE ‘Real progress’ being made despite lockdown measures Complete pony truck a ‘huge boost’ for supporters Over £25,000 share investments made over recent weeks Winchcombe, 2nd June 2020: Restoration of British Railways Standard Class 4 2-6-0 no. 76077 owned by Toddington Standard Locomotive Ltd (TSLL), has passed […]

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Workshop update

While all of our volunteers have been locked down under Covid-19 restrictions, our contractors at LMS have been able to continue to work on the loco safely and in line with Government safe working guidelines.    We are pleased to announce that the Pony Truck has now been fully refurbished and reassembled for the first […]

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News from the Workshop

With the current Coronavirus lockdown, our scheduled working party had to be cancelled. However, LMS are continuing to operate with key workers during the lockdown and observing strict isolation working practices, our technical Director Andy has been able to complete some limited work on the loco. So far, Andy has constructed the new pony truck […]

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Brian Sefton Artwork

We were thrilled to be alerted to the existence of some fabulous paintings of our loco at Barry Scrapyard. The paintings were made by the railway artist Brian Sefton. His son Matt is in the process of producing a coffee table book of his father’s artwork and has kindly granted us permission to use these […]

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Working Party

A very good day at LMS in Loughborough on Saturday 22nd February when good progress was made on the frames, pony truck wheels and small components.

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