Engine housing and chassis

We have been very busy in the last few months, with a team at Embsay working on the autocoach, and another team at Loughborough working on the mechanical parts of the autocar.

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Additional fundraising required!

Unfortunately, extra work has been needed to deal with issues as they arose and this has cost extra money. Our original budget and grant applications did not allow for these, as we did not know of the potential need. Our estimate is that the project needs an extra...

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First photographs of autocar pair in daylight

Earlier this month, there was a chance to get a preview of how the autocar and its trailer will look when operational. The autocar is the world’s first non-steam powered railcar and the pioneer of internal combustion and electric propulsion. It is being restored at...

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Latest pictures of restoration

The engine housing assembly has been delivered to our base at Loughborough. This has the engine and generator installed, together with some of the electronics necessary to control their functions. The chassis is also at Loughborough and is shortly to be strengthened....

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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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