C2 Project News
Wheeling the Frames and other major progress
Another Busy Working Party
A busy month for the C2!
Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Productive Working Party
A lengthy report from our busiest working party to date
Two new pages in our 'C2 Variants' section, illustrating some of the decorations applied to C2s over the years, and the variety of chimneys and boiler mountings carried by C2s. Perhaps some inspiration for us?
2017 Working Parties
2017 Working party dates now available.
Progress during October 2016
Photo Archive Project
The research that we did for the 'C2 Variants' pages led to a desire to collate more historic photos of C2s in China, including their precessors such as KP-4, KV-4 and the related ZM16-4 etc. We are currently setting up a collaborative photo archive of these '28 tonne locomotives' for research purposes.
News from two very productive extended working parties on 26-29 August and 23-25 September.
It's been a while since our last website update - sorry! But a lack of news on the website means we've been far too busy working on the loco, and there's loads to report. Over the summer we've been holding two working parties each month, and many of these have been 3-4 days rather than the normal 2 days. With extra hands available around Boston Lodge, progress has been good.
Loco Performance & Cab Variants
We've added a new website section 'C2 Variants' and a new page within it about C2 Cab shapes. We've also moved the recent page on Tenders into that section. In the Technical Data section, a new page 4 looks at C2 Performance, with calculations as to what it is likely to achieve on the FR and WHR. Finally, in the Locomotive History section, there are some new (old) photographs on pages 2 and 3, and some new text reflecting the results of our ongoing research.
Paul has written a very interesting page on tender designs. The new page looks at the different designs of tender used with C2s, and considers what our tender should look like when we rebuild it.
May and Early June 2016
May and early June working parties
Easter 2016 Working Party
February 2016 Update
February working parties.
C2 Locomotive Wheelsets Completed
C2 Locomotive wheel sets have been completed by CMS-Cepcor at their works in Leicestershire.
January 2016 Working Party
Christmas - New Year, Dec 2015
Update from the Christmas to New Year working Party, December 2015
Update from November 2015 working party
Update October 2015
News from the September and October Working Parties.
August Bank Holiday 2015
News from the August 2015 Bank Holiday Working Party
June Working Party.
Spring Bank 2015
Update from Spring Bank Holiday 2015
May Day 2015
Update from May Day weekend 2015
Loco Axles Completed
Completion of the new locomotive axles.
Easter Update 2015
Update from March and Easter Working Parties 2015
Although it has been a few months since our last website update (sorry!), work on the C2 has continued to progress.
Update from Autumn 2014
Tender wheelsets re-gauged to 2 foot gauge and other progress over the last 3 months
August Working Parties 2014
Two working Parties in August
Progress on 4 fronts
Progress during the July 2014 working party
Turning the Loco Axles at Boston Lodge
An update from a hastily arranged, last minute but very productive working party
June 2014 Working Party
Axle maufacture now underway
Spring Bank Holiday 24-26th May 2014
Progress over the long weekend
May Day Weekend 2014
Great Progress over the May Day Weekend
Easter - April 2014
Progress over the Easter weekend 2014
Progress with the Axle Boxes
Christmas - New Year, December 2013
Working Party over the Christmas to New Year period 2013
Progress June to November 2013
Working Party updates from June to November 2013
May 2013 working party
End of May working party. Work on the tender and loco wheels.
Ffestiniog Railway - Steam 150 celebrations
Come and see progress on the Chinese C2 at Boston Lodge Works
April 2013 - A long overdue update
It's been a very busy year with some great progress
Easter 2012 - Frames Cut!
News of progress during March and Easter 2012. The re-gauging starts
February 2012 - Latest news
An update from the last 6 months, which has been a very busy period for the C2 Project.
August Bank Holiday 2011
A very busy working party was had over the August Bank Holday weekend from 27th to 29th August 2011
August 2011 - Summer Update
Work over the last few months on Dahuichang C2 Number 4
May 2011 - Locomotives of Dahuichang
The history of the narrow gauge locomotives used at Dahuichang
Lifting the boiler - March 2011
New lifting gantry built in the C2 shed and the boiler lifted from the frames
News update from Feb 2010
News update from the end of 2010 and into 2011
Summer - Autumn 2010
News update from July to October 2010
Working Party 26th / 27th June 2010
Number 4 starts to come apart.
Update May 2010
Photographs of progress from the 2nd May Bank Holiday Weekend 2010.
Update May Day 2010
Number 4 features at the Ffestiniog Railway Quirks and Curiosities Weekend.
Update April 2010
Number 4 is in its new home!
Update Easter 2010
Easter working party - Siding installation preparations and moving the tender.
Update March 2010
Electrical working parties in February and March 2010 - NEW PICTURES ADDED
New Mechandise Added
Chinese Forestry Railway replica plates now available
New Merchandise Added
Shibanxi 4 coach Kit in 16mm scale
C2 Locomotive to be rebuilt at Boston Lodge in a Newly constructed shed
December 11th 2008
A BIG Thank you
News December 5th 2008
There will be no website update this weekend (6th/7th Dec 08) as we are all having the weekend off on the beer. However, for those hungry (or indeed thirsty!) for more C2, then there are lots of picures of the recent C2 move on Roger Dimmick's fotopic site.
News Novermber 30th 2008
Number 4 at Boston Lodge
News November 25th 2008
Number 4 arrives back at the Ffestiog Railway - Here are the Pictures
News October 13th 2008
October 11th/12th Working Party, Boston Lodge
News from September 2008
Number 4 at The National Railway Museum at Shildon (Locomotion) Steam Gala September 20th/21st 2008.
News from August 2008
Number 4 in visit to Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon.
News from July 2008
Update from July 2008
News from July 2007
Update July 2007
Press Release 13th Jan 2007
CHINESE NARROW GAUGE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ARRIVES IN UK