Despite its recent suspension, the 5AT project continues to attract much interest from railway enthusiasts, modellers, rail transport specialists and the media. Requests are frequently received from societies and other groups for members of the 5AT team to make presentations about the project.
Several PowerPoint presentations have been prepared focussing on a range of subjects, each aimed at suiting the requirements of particular audience types. The prepared presentations are currently as follows:
- The history behind the 5AT project, the reasons for the project and the current status of the project - overview approximately 30 mins duration; full presentation approximately 60 mins.
- The Engineering behind the 5AT locomotive, the current status, review of the CAD and issues that have been identified during this and the FEA processes - overview approximately 40 mins duration; full presentation approximately 80 mins.
- The concept of locomotive variations based on the 5AT concept and using as many common components as possible, including the areas of the locomotive that will have to be different to accommodate the variation characteristics - overview approximately 20 mins duration; full presentation approximately 45mins.
- Potential usage of the 5AT variants, in particular in the application for steam hauled coal mine railways, their relative costs and track layout requirements for economic operation - overview approximately 20 mins duration; full presentation approximately 50 mins.
No charge is made for these presentations, however we do ask that our travel costs be reimbursed and, where necessary, accommodation costs.
We have several presenters and potential presenters located in the UK and in several other countries and continents. If anyone or any organization would like us to make a presentation for them, they are requested to download our 5AT Presentations Questionnaire document, fill in the details of the presentation or presentations that they would like, and forward it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past presentations include the following:
- Apr 2012: A talk on the 5AT Project given by Mike Horne to the Stephenson Locomotive Society Midland Branch at the Railway Museum in Kidderminster - see News Report.
- Mar 2012: A talk on the 5AT given by Richard Coleby to the St Albans branch of the Locomotive Club of Great Britain - see News report.
- Jan 2011: "Engineering the 5AT" presented by John Hind and Mike Horne to the Rugby branch of the Institution of Engineers - see News report.
- Sept 2009: "Engineering the 5AT" presented by John Hind and Mike Horne at the “Steam Traction - Progress or Prohibition?”conference held in Welshpool, Wales.
- Oct 2008 "The Development of Second Generation Steam Locomotives - The 5AT Locomotive" presented by Mike Horne and Richard Coleby to the Norwich Engineering Society.
- Sep 2008: "Economics of Steam Traction for the Transportation of Coal by Rail" (updated version) presented by Malcolm Cluett at the CORE2008 Conference on Railway Engineering in Perth, Western Australia.
- Aug 2008 "The 5at Story - so far" presented by Mike Horne to the Bristol Society of Model and Experimental Engineers;
- Feb 2008: "The Economics of Steam Traction in Transportation of Coal by Rail" presented by Malcolm Cluett at the Singleton Coal and Mining Expo at Singleton, NSW, Australia;
- Jun 2007: "Transportation of Coal by Rail in Indonesia - The Steam Option" presented by Chris Newman to the Indonesian State Railways' Rolling Stock Director and Engineers;
- Dec 2006: "Traction Cost Comparisons for Indonesian Coal Haulage" by Chris Newman at the same one-day conference as above;
- Dec 2006: "Design of the 5AT" by Dave Wardale presented at the one-day conference titled "Developments in Modern Steam Traction for Railways" held at the National Railway Museum at York;
- Jan 2006: a 15 minute abbreviation of the above presentation made to the Mainline Steam Locomotives Operators AGM, by Alan Fozard and John Hind;
- Dec 2005: "The Design and Development of a 'Second Generation' Advanced Technology Steam Locomotive" - a presentation to the Derby Railway Engineering Society
by Alan Fozard and John Hind;
- Oct 2003: "Making the commercial case for the 5AT" at the 1st International Steam and Tourist Train Congress, Brienz, Switzerland, presented by Alan Fozard;
A PPT copy of Mike Horne's April 2012 presentation to the Stephenson Locomotive Society Midland Branch at the Railway Museum in Kidderminster can be downloaded from here (file size 21 MB)