Trust seeks apprentices

The Trust, which is restoring the world’s first non-steam powered railcar, is looking for people to learn new skills whilst helping with the restoration at the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway, near Skipton. The Trust is very conscious that their band of volunteers...

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Woodwork restoration on autocar

The passenger saloon has had a first pass over just about all surfaces and some areas have had a second pass. Len Clarke has had some success with chemicals on the ceiling, getting most of the flecks off. The restoration team...

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New 2mm Kit for NER Autocar

Worsley Works has released a 2mm scale kit of the autocar. This ‘scratch-aid’ kit is for the later body type and will be accurate for the period 1908 – 1931. The kit is similar in nature to their 4mm autocar kit and contains brass etch pieces (for the floor, sides,...

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Motor bogie for Autocar

Plans to restore the surviving petrol-electric autocar received a boost recently with the arrival of a motor bogie at the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway where the project is based. As previously reported, this railcar was the first in the world to use this technology...

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New models of Autocar released

2mm Scale Model Worsley Works has released a 2mm scale kit of the autocar. This ‘scratch-aid’ kit is for the later body type and will be accurate for the period 1908 – 1931. The kit is similar in nature to their 4mm autocar kit and contains brass etch pieces (for the...

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Urgent Appeal for NER Autocar

There are plans to restore No. 3170, the surviving NER petrol electric autocar. This was the first non-steam powered railcar in the world and the ‘great grand-father’ of today’s passenger trains. The Trust responsible for this project has made significant progress at...

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