Activity this weekendThe fund raising team had a stand at the Bluebell Railway Modellers weekend which was a worthwhile use of the weekend! We sold many items of model railway equipment and other items (as well as taking donations of stock to replace that sold). The team consisted of Clive and Claire Emsley, Andrew Waller (who travelled down from Northamptonshire for the day), Stuart Bardouleau and Jim Turtle. Thanks must go to them and also to those who supported us by buying or donating over the weekend.
On the restoration front, Stuart Marks spent Sunday locating and reinstating datum marks on the frames. He used a pair of dividers located in known datum marks to re-locate some that have been lost over the years. Once marked with the dividers, the mark was centre punched so that it becomes "permanent" and available during the erection stage of the restoration. This is a precision job and one that cannot be hurried. If the marks are in the wrong place, the loco will not be assembled correctly and therefore will not work correctly.
If you would like to help us there are various ways of donating, including our "Just Giving" page at https://www.justgiving.com/Project27/
Or for Text donations Simply text "FENC72 £10" to 70070 to donate £10
- you can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10;
- you can also elect to Gift Aid your donation;
- your operator's standard text charge applies.
We are just about to update our Standing Order Forms in conjunction with the Bluebell Railway Trust, so if you would prefer to donate by Standing Order, please bear with us.
Thanks for reading this far. Pictures will follow in due course.