Help Hollycombe Steam Collection

Posted: December 30th, 2017

Hollycombe is a nationally important steam collection of historic engines rebuilding its Sawmill a project titled ‘trees to the trenches’  to bring back to live the Robey WWI engine.
Alongside this are two civil engineering projects which require some engineering advice. Firstly, on the installation of a rare hand crane from the 1860s. An engineer is needed to design suitable foundations for such a crane. The second  is the design of a suitable base for a 1890s mill engine.  We would be most grateful for any suggestions or help. If anyone can help please get in touch with membership@newcomen.com. More info on the trust at www.hollycombe.co.uk/

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