4253 Locomotive
A not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers
Contact us at: gwr4253@gmail.com

Sales and Promotions   -   Raising Funds for Restoration

All postage costs are based on a UK destination.  For overseas deliveries please request a quote by emailing loco4353@btinternet.com 


LIMITED EDITION FLUE TUBE CENTENARY CLOCKSimages/300/Centenary clock.jpg

To celebrate the centenary of 4253 we have produced a run of 100 special clocks available in either black or a very dark green.  These are made using the old flue tubes from 4253's boiler, are available on a first come first served basis and each clock comes with its own numbered certificate. They are approx. 140mm high and 65mm deep.

They are priced at £30.50 including postage

 

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For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden the cost is £27.50 each.  To reserve yours email gwr4253@gmail.com

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SET OF CENTENARY BADGESimages/300/Badge set.jpg

Again for 4253's centenary, we  produced badges in a choice of three colours but many people requested a complete set so we have produced this.  It is a presentation box contained all three badges plus the '4253 Supporter' badge.

They are priced at £15 including postage

 

  

                                                 

 

 

 For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden the cost is £12 each.  To reserve yours email gwr4253@gmail.com

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BOILER TUBE EGG TIMERSimages/300/Egg Timer.jpg

A genuine relic from the Age of Steam.  Re-engineered from an original boiler tube of GWR loco No: 4253.  Cleaned, painted and boxed they look very good as kitchen ornaments and are certainly something different.  They are approx. 120mm high.

 

They are priced at £18 including postage and are available now

 

                                            

 

For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden the cost is £15 each.  To reserve yours email gwr4253@gmail.com

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BOILER TUBE CRUET SETSimages/300/Cruet.jpg

Is your egg timer lonely?  Then buy one of our salt and pepper sets to keep it company.  Made from the old fire tubes removed from 4253's boiler.  


Priced at £19.50 per set with an additional £2-95 p&p.

 

                                            

WE ARE CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK BUT TRYING TO OBTAIN INSERTS TO MANUFACTURE MORE

For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden reserve your order by emailing us at gwr4253@gmail.com

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FLUE TUBE CLOCKSimages/300/Clock.jpg

Turn back the hands of time with a clock recycled and engineered from the flue tubes removed from 4253.  They are approx. 140mm high by 65mm deep.

Priced at £22 each with an additional £2-95 p&p.

                                                 

 

 

For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden reserve your order by emailing us at gwr4253@gmail.com

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BOILER TUBE TABLE LAMPSimages/300/Lamp.jpg

These table lamps are a new addition to the range and supply is currently limited.  The column is a section of boiler tube removed from 4253.  Although shown here with a shade they are supplied without one enabling you to choose your own style and colour.

Priced at £20 although, due to size and cost of postage, only available for collection.

 

 

 

For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden reserve your order by emailing us at gwr4253@gmail.com

 

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 4253 BEANIE HATSimages/300/Beanie Hat.jpg

New product available from 7th January 2017.  Just in time to keep your head warm this winter.  One size.

Priced at £11 ech with £2-95 p&p

 

                                           



For anyone wishing tocollect from Rovenden reserve your order by emailing us at gwr4253@gmail.com 

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4253 MUG 

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 A new design by shareholder Paul Beale

Available in red or green.  £4-50 each but if you would like your mug posted to you there will be an extra charge of £2.50. Alternatively we can make arrangements for you to pick it up from the KESR at an agreed time and location.

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For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden reserve your order by emailing us at gwr42534gmail.com 

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4253 Washout Plugs

Your opportunity to own a genuine part of GWR 4253 for only £15-00

These washout plugs have recently been removed from 4253's boiler (with great difficulty in some cases) and are now offered to you as a paperweight that's a bit different and certainly a talking point.  They are 2 1/2 inches tall and weigh in at approximately 1lb 2ozs or, to those of you of a metric persuasion, 525 grams, are made of gun metal and carry a sticker certifying authenticity.  The picture shows some of them, in various stages from 'as removed' to polished to give an indication of appearance options.

Given their weight, they really are for collecgtion only so, to reserve yours, email gwr4253@gmail.com  Obviously a very limited number and 3 have been sold already.


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4253 Polo Shirts by 'Fruits of the Loom' 

 

Sizes : M to XL = £17.50 XXL to XXXL = £18.00
If you would like your shirt(s) posted to you there will be an extra charge of £3.95. Alternatively we can make arrangements for you to pick it/them up from the KESR at an agreed time and location.

Send order form and cheque payable to "4253 Supporters" to:
34 Henley Meadows, St. Michaels, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6EN
or email : gwr4253@gmail.com
Please include: Name, address, phone number, size, quantity, amount enclosed

 

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Junior 4253 Polo Shirts 

for those future shareholders 

All children’s sizes (please state age) = £14.00
If you would like your shirt(s) posted to you there will be an extra charge of £3.95. Alternatively we can make arrangements for you to pick it/them up from the KESR at an agreed time and location.

Send order form and cheque payable to"4253 Supporters" to: 34 Henley Meadows, St. Michaels, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6EN or email: gwr4253@gmail.com
Please include: Name, address, phone number, size, quantity, amount enclosed

 

 

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4253 at Rolvenden Worksimages/300/Art.jpg

By Christine King

Christine King is the local artist in residence at Northiam Station where she produces painting of many subjects including interesting views of KESR. This unusual print depicts 4253 at the start of its restoration. Having arrived at Rolvenden on June 11th 2011, work started on dismantling late July. Here the cab has been removed along with buffers. The above photo has not done justice to the rich atmosphere of the print! Measuring 14 inches by 12 inches, prints are available at £15 unmounted and £25 mounted. The original can be viewed at Northiam Station, price £175

Send order form and cheque payable to "4253 Supporters" to:
34 Henley Meadows, St. Michaels, Tenterden, Kent. TN30 6EN
or email : gwr4253@gmail.com
Please include: Name, address, phone number, mounted/unmounted, quantity, amount enclosed

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This is an opportunity for you to purchase one of
the Special Limited Edition Prints of 4253 APPROACHING CRANBROOK ROAD

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Limited Edition Framed or Mounted Print [1 of 100]

Frame Measurements 38cms x 34cms light brown hard wood

Now Christmas is looming again, why not purchase for yourself or a loved one, a stunning picture of 4253 at some date in the future when fully restored. Hauling a heavy passenger train towards Cranbrook Road level crossing, this is a must buy for all supporters of our restoration project. As a limited edition print by well-known artist, Alison Griffin, these are restricted to only 100 copies and you can help the cause by buying one or indeed, the original painting. There is a constant demand for Alison’s work and your purchase will almost certainly hold or increase in value as a collector’s item.

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Alison Griffin has been painting professionally for over 25 years. She is well known for her miniature paintings of interiors, gardens and country scenes, and works almost entirely in acrylic on board. She regularly exhibits at the Francis Iles Gallery in Rochester, Kent. The Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, London, the Society of Women Artists, London, and with the Royal Society of Miniature Artists, Sculptors & Gravers at the Mall Galleries, London. She has won numerous awards with the RMS and in 2007 she won the prestigious Gold Bowl which is considered the World’s top award for miniature art. Her works can be found in many private collections and her paintings have been reproduced as Limited Fine Art prints and as greetings cards by several card companies including Medici and Lings. In addition she has previously produced a range of Christmas cards for the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

To order:
Limited Edition Prints
Framed Limited Edition - £95.00
Mounted Unframed Print - £70.00


Send a cheque, payable to 4253 Supporters to:
Mark Yonge, Little Isemonger, Cranbrook Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6UJ
To arrange to view a print please contact above on: markyonge@live.co.uk or phone 01580 7638111

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If you have any suggestions / ideas for products that would raise funds towards our restoration
or know of other fund raising methods,
please let us know by emailing: gwr4253@gmail.com