Thank YouThanks to all our loyal supporters who came to the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society who attended the AGM, and spent or donated with Project 27. The figure taken on the night was up on last year and will go a little way to replenishing the coffers following the manufacture of the new cylinders and frames.
|The two piston rods at the front with other items in the primer painting area|
|The tapered ends which locate in the crossheads|
|this shows that the two rods are of different diameter, we know not why.|
|Then crossheads on the bench having been stripped down and cleaned|
|Crossheads on the bench. Note the pre 1974 trimmings that were still in the oil pots!|
|The crossheads awaiting dimension checking to make sure the wear is not excessive.|
|The rear cylinder covers|
|The front cylinder covers|
|The rear buffer beam attached using blue temporary bolts ready for hole reaming and riveting|
|Additionally the front of the drag box has similarly been temporarily bolted in|
|The forge ready for the next riveting session!|
FundingAll of the work we carry out on the locomotive is supported by The Fenchurch Fund and carried out by the Little Loco Group. As the Loco Director's budget is taken up, rightly, with the locomotives that pull our trains, every penny we spend on the locomotive has to de funded by ourselves, resulting in many sales stands and donation opportunities throughout the year. If you would like to help us restore No.27 and continue our work on other small locos, please donate as much as you are able.
If you are able to help, please donate only as much as you can afford.
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 are working closely with the Bluebell Railway Trust who are currently setting up a new donations page. Details will be posted as soon as we have them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This Project is entirely self funded and relies on your donations and sales stand purchases for the work to continue