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Is there a Maker project bigger than this? Answered

I've just come across an incredible engineering project - workshops around the UK are working together to build a brand new Patriot Class steam loco, from scratch.

They're working to keep it as close to the original design from between the Wars as modern laws and bridge-heights allow.

Why is this project important?  The Patriot class was named and created in honour of the railway employees who fell in the Great War.  The class became very successful, but, unfortunately, every example was scrapped in the change from steam to diesel.

This project will be an engine that will be a National Memorial, and is being backed by the Royal British Legion, and the aim is to get the loco finished and certified for main-line running by the centenary of the Armistice in 2018.

To find out more, visit their website (below), and share the project with as many people as you can.



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