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. […]
Members should by now have received a copy of AST Newsletter No 3 which was distributed by email on 23rd December 2016, a copy of which will be uploaded to this website in due course. In the meantime, any member who has not received a copy is requested to notify and request a copy. […]
A link has just been created between AST’s website and its facebook page through which News postings should automatically appear on the facebook page. This feature has only just been installed and has not yet been rigorously tested, so bugs may be found in it.
After attending the AST conference in Haworth on 9th October, William Powell travelled with his family to York where they visited the National Railway Museum. William was surprised (and pleased) to discover his model of the 5AT on display in the “Warehouse” section of the museum. William built the 1 : 30 scale model in […]
AST ran a successful conference in Haworth on 9th October 2016. The 30 attendees included the following: AST Members: John Hind (chairman); Chris Newman (webmaster and membership secretary); Mike Horne (secretary); Paul Hibberd (treasurer); Jamie Keyte (committee member); Cedric Lodge (committee member); Richard Coleby (committee member); Adrian Tester; Alan Fozard; Andrew Taylor; Dave Pawson; David […]
In October 2015, the Inaugural General Meetings of the Advanced Steam Traction Trust and Advanced Steam Traction Services Ltd. took place at Haworth. The remaining assets of the 5AT Group were transferred to the Trust, and the 5AT Group wound up. Both of the new companies are limited by guarantee and do not have share […]
Prepared by AST Chairman John Hind: Group Status – Paul Hibberd and Mike Horne are currently working on the transition from 5AT Group to the AST Trust and Services. Both are now registered with Companies House, currently with them as the Directors. Mike will be sending out details of the changeover shortly. Basically members of 5AT […]