The following details are a brief description of the forthcoming lectures from Oct 2019 – to May 2020.
Meetings 7:00/7.30pm at:
“The Forum”, Perkins Engines Co Ltd, Eastfield, Peterborough PE1 5FQ (Access via gate No.4)
Presentation will cover the reasons why the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust decided to build the 7th member of the Greseley P2 class steam locomotives, No. 2007, Prince of Wales, including a brief history of the class of locomotive.
The project will demonstrate how the most powerful class of express passenger steam locomotives to operate in the UK can be fully realised. We will use modern computer design and modelling techniques to enable it to deliver its true potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.
Note that Prince of Wales is a re-creation, not a restoration.
The construction will be illustrated using original Engineering drawings and the use of new components. Accompanying these illustrations will be a description of the engineering behind the creation of the parts comparing the resources to hand today with those for the original design.
history of the origins of the DUKW range of amphibious military vehicles and the restoration locally of one particular example in time for the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, which took place in June 2019,