Monday, 30 October 2017

Forthcoming activites

Southern Railway No.A27

We are now entering a busy period now that the frames have arrived.  We need to get the parts drilled and the angles cut to length before we can start the assembly of the frames.  To this end, we have arranged some working days for slightly larger groups to carry out the jobs that need a larger workforce.  These jobs will include finishing the painting of the wheel sets, continuing the stripping of the old frames, together with temporary works to keep the frames safe.  There will be priming and drilling of all of the new parts for the frames and associated angles, as well as plenty of cleaning and painting of existing bits.

We have a growing list of volunteers on the project and I would like to welcome Cameron Maxwell to the "Villarettes" support group, all help is much appreciated from all.  If you would like to join us, please E mail me at the address below and I will forward your details on to the Project Leader and Project Engineer. there are various short safety presentations you will need to attend before starting work, but these are fairly short.


We will be attending the West Sussex 'N' Gauge Group Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2017.  ( This is an exhibition of all gauges (including 12 inches to the foot!).  The venue is Angmering School off Station Road Angmering.  As well as our stand, the Bluebell Shop will be in attendance, as will our supporters Harrison Brown Models and Morris Models.
We will be showing pictures of the cutting and delivery of the parts to construct our new frames.  We will also have the usual selection of items for sale on the stand and you will be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the restoration of the loco.

We look forward to speaking to you there!


Harrison Brown Models have also opened a webshop page for us, so you can get various items via their website. The link for the Project 27 shop is :

Not all of our regular items will be available via the web shop, especially items in jars, but most of the range can be bought via the link.

Thank You

Clive D. Emsley
Chairman - The Fenchurch Fund
Project Manager - PROJECT 27
A Sub-Committee of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society
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