The National Traction Engine Trust

The NTET Driving Course is a three year course giving participants the opportunity to gain an insight to the theoretical and practical aspects of the operation, maintenance and road control of steam traction engines learn and gain experience in  driving off the highway.

It consists of two days which are split between lectures and practical experience. Listed below are an example of the syllabus:

Year 1 – Foundation

Day 1
Introduction to Traction Engines - Boiler construction and Fittings - Motion work drive train and brakes - lubrication and gland packing - drive an engine - clean the engine.

Day 2
Light up and steer/drive an engine - engine insurance - engine maintenance - clean engines and help load up.

Year 2 – Intermediate

Day 1
Light up and drive engine - repacking glands and ring bush renewal - Gauge frames and gauge glasses - Safety valves, cocks and clacks - clean the engine

Day 2
Washing out and preparation for inspection - low loading demonstration - water pumps and mechanical lubricators - boiler management and combustion - drive an engine - clean engines and help load up.

Year 3 - Advanced

Day 1
Light up and drive engine - steering chains and maintenance - replacing tubes and stays - injectors, hydraulic testing and valve timing - clean the engine.

Day 2
Shafts, bearings, axles and wheel bushes – engine insurance - low loader demonstration – boiler management and combustion – drive an engine – clean engines and help load up.

 


 

THE 2016 DRIVER TRAINING COURSES WILL BE HELD AT ASTWOOD BANK NEAR REDDITCH ON SATURDAY 7th AND SUNDAY 8th MAY.

£230 for the two days (NTET members) - reduced cost for SAC members

DISCOUNT If you pay for 2 or more years at the same time

For more details contact Joe Black

training@ntet.co.uk


 

NTET DRIVER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIPS

The NTET is awarding Scholarships to the NTET Driver Training Course which is held in May each year. The Scholarship covers the course fees for one year, NOT incidental expenses such as travelling, accommodation and food.

The scholarships are open to non-engine owners being members of non-engine owning families, who are members of the NTET or the Steam Apprentice Club.

Applications including a cv and a statement of why you wish to attend the Driver Training Course should be submitted by 31st January to the General Secretary of the Trust:

general.secretary@ntet.co.uk

Successful Applicants will be notified by the end of February.

NOTE: The Scholarships only cover the Course Fees, NOT incidental Expenses such as travelling, accommodation and food.

CV should include:-

Name, age, previous experience with steam engines, how you became interested, in traction engines, and any other information that you consider to be relevant to support your application.

05 Jul 2015