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Chesterfield & Sheffield Branch Technical Seminar
Held on 12th March and sponsored by ASK Chemicals, MAGMAsoft.
The branch had organised 4 diverse presentations, starting with “Building a P2 class steam locomotive” by David Elliot.
David had been involved with the Tornado project, which was the first new built steam locomotive for 50 years. The Tornado was built from original plans, but manufactured using modern techniques and incorporated modern safety systems, electrical controls and larger water capacity.
Now Tornado is running, the group started to look for the next project, settling on a P2 class of steam locomotive with a 2/8/2 wheel layout.
David went through the initial design status, explain the need to use 3D cad as it allowed the parts to be built into a read more