David Elliott delivered the Tornado patterns for pony, Cartazzi and tender wheels and the coupled hornblocks to Cooks at Sheffield at the start of July.  The first coupled wheel has already been cast and we will add photos as soon as it is broken out of the mould

Good progress is being made with preparing the expanded polystyrene patterns for casting with the addition of runners and risers.

07031401Coupled wheel pattern after casting first wheelDE

The coupled wheel pattern is prepared for casting – David Elliott

07031404Mould box containing first wheelDE

The mould box containing the first driving wheel casting for No. 2007 – David Elliott

07031403Drag box poly pattern with runners and risersDE

The substantial polystyrene pattern for the dragbox – David Elliott

07031402Frame stay and firebox support poly pattern with runners and risersDE

The frame stay / boiler support pattern – David Elliott

07031405Pony and Cartazzi wheel and coupled horn block patterns delivered to CooksDE

The pony and Cartazzi wheel and coupled horn block patterns delivered to Cooks – David Elliott