We aim to update this list annually  George Drawing List FEBRUARY 2018 


June 2012 – Whistle – donated by Robin Dean. Original item! It came from a tank engine which worked at Wolverton Works.

July 2014 – Twenty foot length of running plate of one side of the locomotive including splasher with nameplate and crest and lower cabside with numberplate all with authentic LNWR livery

Autumn 2014 – Front frames which extend from the front buffer beam to just behind the motion.

June 2015 – Front buffer beam.

Spring 2016 – Full smokebox including smokebox door.

May 2016 – The pattern for the bogie wheels.

October 2017 – The forgings for both coupling rods.

Summer 2017 – The casting for the top part of the chimney, then cast by early Autumn (and see below)

(High grade steel also required for the high stress parts of the motion)

February 2018 – Chimney and Capuchon delivered. The base which fits onto the smokebox plus the stem of the chimney has now been mated with the top of the chimney.

May 2018 – We took possession of an LNWR loco toolbox (ex A E Grigg of Bletchley MPD) and LNWR design regulator and quadrant. Original items!

June 2018 – Very fine knobs for the George collected today from Statfold Engineering. They will attach the handrail to the smokebox.

July 2018 – Lamp sockets (fully machined August 10th).

We are anxious to also proceed asap with the outer shell of the boiler – see attached for progress report Boiler Progress July 18

October 2018 – At last we have a welded handrail.  As its a little over 6m long its a good job someone has a suitable boat trailer!  Next job is to get it down to Hickling and hot work the two corners.  Then a spray coat of black, mount the chimney and stand back to admire the view. Handrail fitted on 23rd October!

December 2018 – Boiler update: We are progressing with the design of the shell with accoutrements (such as dome plinth and mudhole).

February 2019  – we are in detailed discussions regarding the format of the firebox.

March 2019 – we are progressing the running plate for the front of the locomotive and the sides as far as the end of the smokebox, together with the ‘piano front’  which sits below the front of the smokebox and acts as a cover plate for the ends of the inside cylinders. Giant size hinges are needed there to open the cylinder cover plate to give access to the cylinders and tail rods from the front.

We know it resembles a flatpack at the moment but we can’t wait to see it all put together with the smokebox and bufferbeam already made -it will be really striking and we plan to have it on display at Crewe on 8 June and in July and August at the Crewe Heritage Centre.

April 2019 – no longer a ‘Flatpack’ – see photo in Progress/blog.