Dipl. Ing. Roger Waller After graduating in Switzerland in 1977, Waller was employed by the Swiss Locomotive Machine Works (SLM) at Winterthur. In 1982 he joined the South African Railways and worked as an assistant to David Wardale during the latter stages of the tuning-up and testing work on the Red Devil. He returned to […]
Category Archives: Website Updates
Nigel Day has almost completed his 3 year task of restoring the Ravenglass & Eskdale’s 1923-built 2-8-2 “River Esk” following the disastrous fire in 2013 that caused severe damage to the locomotive. He hopes to start testing the engine over the railway in around two weeks, after next weekend’s naming ceremony for the Ratty’s newly […]
For the benefit of members who are interested, Mike Horne has prepared some notes (with illustrations) describing the design and build of the Lempor exhaust for S160 locomotive No 5820. His notes are available (to members only for the moment) through the Lempor exhaust for KWVR S160 page.
A new page has been added to the Members section of the website notifying members of the existence of the Bevil’s Lunch Club at which railway enthusiasts and professionals meet every week. Attendance and membership is by invitation only, however its meetings are both informal and highly informative. ASTT members are encouraged to join. The […]
A new “Newsletter” webpage has been created to allow ASTT members to access past Newsletters and future Bulletins. It includes links to Newsletters Nos 1 and 2 which have long-since been published in the News section of the site. A link to Newsletter No 3 (issued December 2016) has now been added. Access to the […]
A new page has been added under the Technical Menu heading titled “Design for Reliability“. It presents 28 points from a memo by David Wardale dated March 2005 in which he lists the factors that would have enabled the 5AT to offer much higher reliability than “first generation steam” (i.e. historic) designs.
As reported in the News section, AST Newsletter No 3 was distributed on 23rd December. It contains an article describing several changes that have been made to the website. These are summarized as follows: 1 – Members’ Log-in: Members can now log-in to the site to gain access to Members-only sections of the website. […]