WORKSHOP

If you would like to see progress on the projects in our workshop for yourself, then check out our Workshop Tours.

Our Workshop tours cost £4 per person and take place at 10:45am & 2:15pm Monday – Friday.  (Subject to staff availability.)

All funds raised from our Workshop Tours contribute towards our Accessibility Carriage Project.

Currently in the Works

Carriage No.11 – October 2019

Carriage No.11 – October 2019

The detail work is gaining pace as the carriage comes together.  The surrounds for the toplight windows have been assembled along one side of the carriage, with the goal of completing one side then the starting the second. The Guards equipment storage area has been...

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Baldwin No.44699 – October 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – October 2019

Since the last update the Baldwin has had its cab riveted together, the holes required for the various pipework have been cut in the cab front and new handrails have been fabricated.  A custom spark arrestor designed in house by our team has been made and installed, a...

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Garratt No.60 – October 2019

Garratt No.60 – October 2019

The Garratt has been getting fitted out with the necessary pipework and control equipment for the addition of air braking on the locomotive. The pipework has been neatly hidden along the inside of the running board and under the floorboards on the footplate. A new...

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Carriage No.11 – September 2019

Carriage No.11 – September 2019

Carriage 11 has been progressing closer towards entry to service with the interior wall panel being lacquered, the intricate detail work being built up within the carriage interior and a storage area being custom built for storage of the guard’s equipment, including a...

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Baldwin No.44699 – September 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – September 2019

The Baldwin is starting to look like it a 10-12-D, but much is still to be done. The engine has had new cab side and front sheets fabricated for it and the original roof and ironwork has been removed from the old cab and temporarily bolted to the new parts, pending...

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Garratt No.60 – September 2019

Garratt No.60 – September 2019

Work has been progressing on the Garratt as its entry to service grows closer. The fabrication of the spark arrestor assembly has been completed, and lapping of the joints, to ensure a good seal, has been taking place on the large steam pipes that run beneath the...

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Carriage No.11 – August 2019

Carriage No.11 – August 2019

The transformation of Carriage No.11 has been continuing with the test fitting of the new brass doorsills that have been cast in our forge at our Surrey workshops.  A mock-up has been made for the folding table design for the first class compartment.  Work...

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Baldwin No.44699 – August 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – August 2019

Since our last update for Baldwin No.44699, the new metal work to enable fabrication of the bunker for the Baldwin has been delivered and the metal panels have been temporarily bolted into position.  Work has taken place on the ‘face’ of the engine, with...

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Garratt No.60 – August 2019

Garratt No.60 – August 2019

Since the last update on Garratt NGG13 No.60, it has had a new, original design, chimney fitted. The kit of parts to fabricate the new spark arrestor has been designed, ordered, delivered and fitting has now begun. The other big job currently underway is...

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Baldwin No.44699 – July 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – July 2019

Work on Baldwin No.44699 of 1917 has recently included the test fitting of the boiler in the frames to fabricate new supporting brackets and check alignments.  Work has also begun on fabricating the foot plating and the required support structure.

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Carriage No.11 – July 2019

Carriage No.11 – July 2019

Recently Carriage No.11 has seen work continue to develop the intricate mouldings to be used within the carriage.  The custom made chairs have been lacquered ahead of being sent for upholstering. A sneak peek of some of the brass mouldings, custom made in...

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Vale of Rheidol Railway 

Park Avenue

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

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