Week 4 On Monday the boiler was lifted out, loaded onto a lorry and headed off to HBSS in Liverpool. This left us to rebuild the end wall of the boiler house and effect some repairs where the weather has taken its toll over the years. The manifold pad removed last week was cleaned up in preparation for having a … Read More
It is with the utmost sadness and regret that we have to report the sudden death of one of our long-time volunteers Dave Dee on Thursday 23 January. Dave had worked on the project for many years and was a key member of our riveting team. Although big in personality, he was not so in stature so often found himself … Read More
As agreed by shareholders at last weeks 4253 AGM. The boiler has now been dispatched to specialists in Liverpool for rebuilding. We would expect it to the completed and returned by the end of this year A Boiler Fund has been set up to finance the workfrom the sale of an additional 100 shares. GWR 4253 The ‘Final Push’ Appeal … Read More
A PACKED meeting of shareholders at this year’s AGM unanimously approved a major new announcement and proposal by the board of directors. Shareholders were 100% behind the proposal without any abstentions and this landmark decision should now significantly cut the completion time of 4253 by around 18-20 months ….
Week 4 Christmas week but we still kept soldiering on. Monday and Tuesday were the last two days of the Santa Specials so the sales team were kept fully occupied raising funds for the project. A sincere thank you is in order to all those shareholders who turned out to help man the stand over the whole ten days. Everyone took … Read More
Final Week Despite working on five days this week we haven’t actually done anything on the loco. Reason is that this is our busiest fundraising period with ten days of manning our sales stand during the running of the Santa Specials. Tuesday involved gathering together all the stuff we were going to need, Thursday was transporting and erecting the gazebo … Read More
December 2019 Firebox palm stays fettled and fitted ready for riveting New throatplate riveted to boiler section New steam heat shut-off valves made and fitted Crank pins and rods measured for machining bushes November 2019 New brasses for side rods rough machined Final welding in of throatplate finished New backhead cladding started Firebox lap seams caulked in October 2019 New … Read More