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Boiler Appeal

Your purchase towards the 'Boiler Appeal' will play a crucial role in expediting the overhaul of our beloved locomotive, ensuring its swift return to full working order. By contributing, you will help us accomplish this significant milestone in a shorter timeframe.
 

But that's not all! As a token of our gratitude, you will receive exclusive benefits for your generous support:

  • Name on the 'Roll of Honour' Plaque: Your name will be proudly displayed on a dedicated plaque affixed to the locomotive once it is complete, immortalising your support.

  • Limited-Edition Boiler Appeal Mug: Enjoy a special, one-of-a-kind mug commemorating your contribution to the restoration project.

  • Footplate Trip: Experience the thrill firsthand! As a donor, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a footplate trip during the locomotive's first year of operation (subject to the railway's terms and availability).

  • Ticket to Ride: Be among the first passengers on the locomotive's inaugural booked service, witnessing its triumphant return to the tracks.

  • Satisfaction and Pride: Take pride in knowing that your contribution has played a vital role in bringing this historic locomotive back to steam, preserving a valuable piece of railway heritage for future generations.
     

Your donation matters. Join us in restoring and celebrating the magnificence of Andrew Barclay 2157. Together, we can make a lasting impact on our railway heritage.

List of likely work needed to complete the boiler:

- New flat section of the throat plate

- New sections to the outside firebox wrapper sides

- 3/4 Back head replacement

- Firehole door ring work

- Full set of boiler tubes

- New copper stays 

- Refurbishment of boiler fittings

- Repairs to smokebox saddle

* We are currently waiting for the final boiler inspection to take place which will give us a more definite scope of work.

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