Monday, 16 September 2013

Nameplate Completed

The first part of the Claud has been finished.The wooden Nameplate for "Phoenix" will be used on stands and shows.

We thank Alan Smalley who made the plate and his amazing craftsmanship.

Claud Team

Thursday, 5 September 2013

First Part of the Claud in production

The Wooden Nameplate is on the way to completion by B17 member Alan Smalley. The image above is in a pre-painted form. Redesigned from the original "Claud Hamilton" nameplate drawing. This will be seen on stands and other public meetings.

Please remember you can donate to the Claud group via the form on the donations page only.Other forms of donation will come accessible in the future.


Friday, 9 August 2013

Donations Form Now Available

Donations are now available to make with a printable PDF form via the Donations and membership page. Please read the document carefully before filling in. The form also includes a Gift aid section, Where the group can claim an extra 25p of tax from every £1 donated.

Please send the form back to the address located on the bottom of the page.

Thank You

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

News Update 06-08-2013

The Claud Board would like to announce that the group has been successfully partnered with the Whitwell and Reepham Railway, located in Norfolk. Whitwell will act as a parent company. The ability to receive donations will be operational by the end of this month. All donations made to the Claud will be restricted for this project only. We are still linked with the Australian new build group VSLC.
The main benefits for the new link are; a future base to store, build and use the locomotive, expert help, a local link and business expertise.

“Whitwell & Reepham Station re-opened on the 28th February 2009 nearly 50 years after it was closed to passengers.
Continuing aims are to restore the Station to its former glory circa 1930/40′s, relaying track and sidings, acquiring rolling stock and add more items to the museum relating to the Station and The Midland & Great Northern Railway.”


Claud Board

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Update Of News - May

Much has happened in the background since the last update. We have had the first newsletter sent out to our current members. The next newsletter is being finalised and will be sent out in June.

A members section has also been added to the website where members are able to access past newsletters in PDF form.

On a sad note our Chairman, Chris Allenby has left the position due to personal circumstances. Dan Knights has stepped in as a temporary Chairman till further notice of an appointment. The team thanks Chris' support and input over the past few years in starting up the group.

Three new members have been added to the Board. Rob Ewles as business adviser, Dan Peart as adviser  and Peter Kelley as treasurer.

Thank you again for the support to the group.


Claud Board

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


In other news, but later than planned due to a connection problem, but we have officially released membership as an online option! Please visit!join-us/c1yuw and see what we offer! (We regret that membership is only available through the internet at this stage)

Eastern Royalty meets Western Royalty

We would like to thank everyone who came to see us alongside the Holden F5 Group at Loughborough Station during Great Central Railway's Winter Steam Gala, which starred GWR No.6023 "King Edward II". 
We received a great deal of interest, and forged new links with other groups. We also raised a reasonable amount of money for the project through donations and purchases of items for sale on the stand.

Our headboard also made several appearances over the gala weekend, worn by the Jinty, 2MT and N2.


Friday, 18 January 2013

Winter Blues? Not us!

Firstly apologies that the website revamp has taken so much time, but it is now back online and fully operational with new features too!

And Secondly it with great excitement that we can tell you there will be a sales stand at the Great Central Railways Winter Gala on Saturday the 26th & Sunday the 27th of January! Here you will find our merchandise, second hand goods and be able to donate cash and second hand items! There will also be the pattern owned by the Holden F5 Trust, who are kindly allowing us to use it, on display all at Loughborough Central Station! Keep an eye open for our head board also! Come along and meet some of the team behind the project!

Thirdly we have a promotional video on YouTubeNew website and you can follow us on Twitter!

And last, but by no means least, a huge thank you to all our supporters in 2012 and we look forward to continued support to help us cast the bogie wheels later this year! Below is the pattern owned by the Holden F5 Trust which we will be using.