|The pair of rear cylinder covers thoroughly cleaned and painted (all pictures Clive Emsley)|
|The pair of front cylinder covers thoroughly cleaned and painted|
|The front valve chest cover|
|Pair of expansion links cleaned and burnished to within an inch of their lives!|
|Various pieces of linkage having been thoroughly cleaned and painted|
|More linkages, valve spindles and slide bars having been dealt with|
|The Front and Rear buffer beams being prepared for erection onto the frames|
|The new frame plates bolted up with the original stretchers and the first part of the new rear drag box|
|The new rear dragbox plate bolted into position|
|The original stretchers and motion bracket bolted into place|
|Jim has painted up a new board to accompany the bright red money box!|
During the coming year we are hoping to produce a rolling chassis. This will involve sourcing springs, re-metaling and machining the axle boxes and machining various components. We will also be aiming to add the running plate and valance to the chassis. Other items will be added to the loco as the year progresses also.
The work will be reliant on available funding, the more we can raise the more work we can do.
I am sure you would like to see the loco working as much as we do, and to help us to reach the stage of a working locomotive, we need all the help we can get! Please donate as much as you can afford, no matter how small, it all makes a difference. Or if you have items that you would like to donate for our sales stands or items suitable for auction (model railways or railwayana, we would be pleased to receive them.
To donate on line, please go to our BT MyDonate page:
or use the QR code below.
The BT My Donate page will be removed by BT on the 30th June. However, we will have another donations page up and running by that time!
If you would like to make a regular donation, please ask for a Standing Order form by email to the address below, please also use this address for enquiries and offers of physical help.
The Project is entirely self funded and relies on your donations and sales stand purchases
for the work to continue
Thank you for your continued support of the Fenchurch Fund and The Small Loco Group (Known together as PROJECT 27) It is much appreciated.