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Derby4



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:51 pm    Post subject: Catch-Me-Who-Can. Reply with quote

With Google promoting today as the 240th anniversary of the birth of Richard Trevithick, it is perhaps appropriate to mention the website for the Bridgnorth based replica, and the progress being made to turn the engine into a self-propelled unit rather than operating as a stationary engine.
Look under "News" and scroll down a little way for an update.

http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk

(Autumn Steam Gala, couple of replica coaches, Arley to Highley...? Wink )
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catch Me Who Can... The website has an update at 3 June, 2011 - Trevithick 2000. Following the internal inspection, reassembly and steam testing, the boiler now has a clean bill of health, and a new inspection regime that means it will not need dismantling again for up to five years. The chimney extension is now complete, with a discreet and workmanlike beading round the rim. The riveting crew have eventually got the job under control. At their last session they fitted all forty-two rivets in the longitudinal seam, at last completing that part of the job. The charity still needs an entry gland for the exhaust pipe, bracing for the top of the chimney, and a damper in the bottom. The next steaming will be for the Bridgnorth Station Festival on the weekend of 11-12 June.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The website has an update at 16 June, 2011 - Trevithick 2000.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catch Me Who Can is expected to attend The
Rally in The Valley
on the weekend of 16th & 17th July.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see from http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

Quote:
We will be at The Kinver Society of Model Engineers' 50th jubilee on 28th & 29th July.

The Rally in The Valley in Bridgnorth has had to be postponed and the venue moved owing to a last-minute decision by Bridgnorth Town Council. We will need to see if we can rearrange transport for this event, now to be held on 10th to 12th August.

Recent Steamings

We had a most enjoyable weekend at the Newcomen Engine Tercentenary at the Black Country Living Museum on 14th & 15th, July. A fuller report and pictures to follow.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Website updated and news 30/11/12 http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News update spotted http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

News update spotted http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Charles Lamont has pointed me in the direction of a news update http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

Thanks Charles

Also tweeted via @svrofficialsite, which in turn feeds the official Facebook site.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest Progress - 31th October - Railings http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Catch Me Who Can left Bridgnorth on Monday evening bound for Utrecht, sharing the low-loader with Sans Pareil.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Website update February 23rd http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was being shunted through Platform 1 this afternoon

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Latest News - 18th March http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Catch Me Who Can a 2-2-0 or an 0-2-2? It's an unusual design, by more modern standards, in that it's got the firebox alongside the chimney
The pictures on http://www.catchmewhocan.org.uk/news.html show safety railings being added to the footplate at the same end as the chimney.

The famous picture of the Steam Circus shows it travelling chimney first with the crew at the rear.



A contemporary drawing shows no footplate, or possibly hidden by one of the spokes



Another contemporary drawing shows it travelling chimney first with the footplate hidden by a spoke.
http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/pictures/trevithicks-locomotive-of-1808-called-catch-me-who-can-he-news-photo-517403058

This, possibly modern, drawing shows a footplate at the "rear".
http://www.kallosfineart.co.uk/machines-gallery/trevithick-catch-me-who-can--c16927d164777.html

This modern drawing in the style of an original plan clearly shows no footplate and no couplings, although it does show balance weights on the drive wheels, so is probably more accurate than the others. No references are given for the details, so I suspect they were taken from the reproduction.
http://alanfarrell.deviantart.com/art/Catch-Me-Who-Can-1808-444662318

None of these illustrations show any details of how coal or water was carried. If it was only ever intended as a novelty to run on a small circular track, then that wouldn't be a problem as it was never far from supplies.
The idea of having the footplate by the firebox seems normal nowadays, even if the exposed chimney might be a bit of a hazard, but in the days of horses and carts, stopping and getting off to walk round the front to feed it would seem more normal.
So, which end is the front and why is the footplate on the replica at the opposite end to that on the original?
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