Category Archives: Technical topics

Articles on technically related steam subjects

Winter Work Underway

If you’re easily upset look away now! Last night Harry Cotgreave took the gas axe to Sentinel S6 steam waggon 8928, calm down it wasn’t a recreation of a 1950’s scrap yard giving a steam engine the big chop up, … Continue reading

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TVTEC April Meeting – Monday 8th April

At The TVTEC April meeting next Monday 8th April, James Wren Davis will be talking about the recent heavy general overhaul of the families Burrell 8nhp showman’s engine No. 2668, “Britannia”. This promises to be an evening worth turning out … Continue reading

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Weights and road speeds of model engines

Member Trevor Clay who owns Burrell 3″ scale traction engine “Bill” provides some interesting information on weights and speeds: Comparing scale weights and speeds of miniatures against full size weights and speeds I have often wondered about how hard miniature … Continue reading

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Help needed

Club member Richard Poole has almost completed a lovely 4″ scale Garrett Traction Engine. In order to finish it off Richard needs the help from a plumber to install all the pipework. If there are any budding model engineers out … Continue reading

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Burrell Tractor Winter Repairs

Richard Hawthorne reports on his winter project to repair the throat plate on Burrell Gold Medal Tractor 3626 “Jayne Eyre” A visit from the boiler inspector is always a worrying time, he had a good look at the little Burrell –  … Continue reading

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Rumour has it…

…That not too far away a rarely seen Aveling Tractor is getting closer to coming back to life. It’s not just a rumour an Aveling Tractor in Stoke Row has had a fire after the boilerwork at Maskell’s in Bedford. … Continue reading

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