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Bulleid Locos Site Changes

History of web-site changes and development.

10th Feb 2020 - A new info page listing the drawings of a 7 1/4" gauge Battle of Britain loco by Ernest Steel. There are a few drawings missing, so if any reader has information about these, please get in touch. Click here to view the article.

3rd Feb 2020 - An update to Doug Rundle's article about contructing his West Country class loco in 2 1/2" gauge. Click here to view the article.

18th Dec 2019 - An article about a new 3.5" gauge rebuild Westcountry class from Martyn. 'Boscastle' is being designed to a high standard using 3D CAD including tab and slot joints, along with detailed castings derived from 3D printing, and jaw dropping 'metal printed' stretchers (I have handled them - they're amazing). Comprehensively designed from works drawings, this promises to be an exciting project, and may be the basis of a popular and sensibly sized locomotive when it becomes available. Click here to view the article.

14th May 2019 - An update to Bob's article showing good progress in building his well researched rebuilt Merchant Navy class loco, Holland-Afrika Line. Click here to view the article.

8th March 2019 - Second part of article by Kevin Neate describing the ongoing construction of his rebuilt Merchant Navy class loco. Click here to view the article.

March 3rd 2019 - A new article about a Merchant Navy class model built by Russell Coffin, who fired the full size versions during the swansong of Southern steam. Click here to view the article.

Jan 2nd 2018 - A new article by Kevin Neate describing his build of a Merchant Navy class, inspired by school age visits to Barry scrapyard; restarting construction after a break of 20 years. Click here to view the article.

Jul 14th 2017 - A new article by Ross Hickey describing his new build of a 5 inch gauge Ariel in Australia. Click here to view.

Oct 4th 2016 - New item by Keith Wood describing the design and build of his model of BofB class 'Winston Churchill' ... Click here to view.

July 20th 2016 - New item by Doug Rundle on the build on his new West Country loco. Click here to view.

July 10th 2016 - New item by Clive Young recounting the story of the only Ashford built Bulleid pacific .... Click here to view.

July 10th 2016 - Describing a loco that has been an inspiration to a few builders featured on this site. Tony Crowhurst describes the building of Dick Cushing superb Bulleid Pacific. Click here to view.

June 25th 2016 - Major face-lift to web-site; re-written code to allow flexible page sizes and easier updating. Ten years from the intial page that started this site.

September 5th 2014 - Very appropriate to marking the 50th Anniversary of the last Atlantic Coast Express (yes it was 1964), a new article by Bob Gates of Bristol, describing his building of a 5" gauge rebuilt Merchant Navy. Click here to view.

January 30th 2013 - A correction to details on the CC1 page, and a new photo of a motor generator set - with thanks to Mark Bowman. Click here to view.

December 4th 2012 - Now completed - the long awaited update describing the build of Bernard North's model of 'Padstow'. Click here.