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 gwr4253@gmail.com


FLUE TUBE CLOCKS (new design)images/300/Clock 2018.jpg

We have added an alternative design to our clocks and these are available with either a red, green or black badge on the face.  They are made from the old flue tubes out of 4253's boiler and are approx. 140mm high and 65mm deep.

They are priced at £30.50 including postage


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


4253/WISE OWL CIDER TANK IN OO GAUGEimages/300/Cider wagon.jpg

We have had made a limited run of 300 of these 'OO' gauge tankers of which some 10% were sold to enthusiasts on the day of delivery so don't delay with this one.

They are priced at £18 to shareholders or £20 to non-shareholders including postage




For anyone wishing to collect from Rolvenden the cost is £15.50 or £17.50 each. 

To reserve yours email gwr4253@gmail.com



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


FLUE TUBE CLOCKS (Original Style)images/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 £30.50 each including postage<


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



 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 


4253 MUGimages/300/new mugs.jpeg 

Available in text "I'm a mug helping to restore 4253" or with a picture of the loco.  £4-50 each but if you would like your mug posted to you there will be an extra charge of £3. Alternatively we can make arrangements for you to pick it up from the KESR at an agreed time and location.



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



4253 at Rolvenden Works


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



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


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.

Alison Griffin PVPRMS SWA Slm
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



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