Category Archives: Website Updates

Roger Waller

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 […]

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Bevil’s Lunch Club

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 […]

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Design for Reliability

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.

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