A quick round-up of news since the site first went live, of which there are only a few items to report. Firstly, the 82045 group have published their February news update, with pictures of the frames and the welcome news that the insurers will cover the copper theft.

The latest news update on Tornado confirms that it is due to return to revenue-earning service May 26th. Currently the boiler remains in Germany with repairs nearing completion, although the Trust has yet to state explicitly whether this is a design problem that will re-occur without major alteration of the design, or something one-off that can be considered fixed once Tornado comes back. They have, however, confirmed that Tornado will be running in early BR Brunswick green.

The G5 project has a very comprehensive section giving progress on the construction of every part of the locomotive, but unfortunately it doesn’t explicitly flag which developments are new and which occurred a little while ago. However, it’s an impressive read, with the bogie completed and the boiler progressed as far as it can be before they’re ready for the hydraulic test.

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