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Most of us within the current trust will have little knowledge of the (now) late Peter King - including me. His name is, however, one which has cropped up regularly over the years and it is clear that, for many years, he was a considerable driving force within the original trust. Frank Reid, himself an early member, tells me that Peter was totally dedicated to the cause, often at personal cost to himself and that his...

The next working party date for Duke members is Saturday 18th November 2017.  John Attridge is the lead on this occasion.  If you need any further details, please contact John by e-mail on [email protected] The dates for future working parties are as follows: 25th November 2017 - lead Julian Mander 2nd December 2017 - lead John Attridge 9th December 2017 - Support Crew meeting at LMRCA, Tyseley 6th January 2018 20th January 2018 10th February 2018 24th February 2018    ...

Several weeks ago it was drawn to our attention that a number of subscribers and shoppers were experiencing problems making payments.  Following these reports we made a number of updates to the website (with much assistance from our web developers at WHP Creative) and all of the previous problems have now been fixed.  If ever you experience any problems on our website, please e-mail [email protected] and we'll be pleased to help you with any prospective purchases. Best wishes, Steve  ...

Progress on the locomotive’s overhaul is as follows: Boiler: Work continues on the boiler. Cylinders: Re-boring of the cylinders is complete Bogie and trailing truck: The Timken roller bearing inspection was successfully completed, the springs have been overhauled and refitted and the tyres have been re-profiled. New flexible oil pipes and the TPWS insulated bracket have been fitted. A stainless sliding cover has been made and fitted to the trailing truck crosshead area to prevent...

The Chairman’s closing remarks at the end of the Support Crew meeting held at Tyseley Locomotive Works on 7th January 2017: Where do I start? I feel privileged to be a member of the Duke family The members have shown that they are – Second to None We have partnered with Tyseley Locomotive Works whose reputation for quality and reliability goes before them and they are – Second to None We have over 300 members...