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 a 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 […]
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 […]
Members must be logged-in to view the contents of this page. If you are a member of ASTT and have not received a registration invitation, please contact the webmaster to apply for registration.
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 Website Help section has been set up to guide AST members around the updated website and to show them how to make use of its new functions. Links to the Help pages can be found in the top menu on the left side of the page above the logo. Access to the pages is […]
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. […]
A forum is now available on the AST website, enabling registered users to discuss topics of interest. If you are interested in joining the conversation, please register for the website. Conversations on the forum must be respectful and on topic.
The new website was launched today. A lot more work is required before it is user-ready, but it’s on its way. Watch this space!