Former projects

Met 1

On behalf of the London Transport Museum, we overhauled the Quainton Railway Society’s 0-4-4 tank engine, No 1, built by the Metropolitan Railway in Neasden, London in 1898 to run through the old Metropolitan line tunnels past Paddington, Euston and Kings Cross to Moorgate in January, 2013, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the world's first underground railway.
Met 1 captured on the morning of 19 November, just before the successful steam test.


4247 has returned to the workshop for replacement of side stays, on behalf of the Bodmin & Wenford Railway Trust who look after the engine, which is owned by 4247 Ltd.


We have completed a heavy general overhaul of the Kerr-Stuart (#3063) 0-4-0 well-tank, supplied new to the National Shipyard in Chepstow in 1918, for use as the Flour Mill’s works shunter.

T9, 30120

We have overhauled the ex-LSWR ‘Greyhound’, 4-4-0 no. 120, later BR T9 no. 30120, built in London at Nine Elms in 1899. Owned by the National Railway Museum, it is on loan to the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.


On behalf of the Whitecliff Improvement Company we have undertaken a heavy general overhaul of the 2’ 6” gauge Manning Wardle (#1877) 0-6-2 Chevallier, supplied new to the Admiralty in 1915.


We have built a new replica of Stephenson’s 0-2-2 Rocket, on behalf of the National Railway Museum, incorporating the driving wheels, cylinders, chimney and some fittings from the previous replica.


On behalf of Pull Push Ltd we have installed new cylinders at the front end and replaced the frames at the back end. We are now preparing the horns and axleboxes so that the chassis can be re-wheeled.

King Feisal of Iraq

This 1944 Hunslet ‘Austerity’, which belongs to the National Railway Museum but is on long-term loan to the Flour Mill, is awaiting a heavy general overhaul.