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Standard 4 project

UPDATE 25th NOVEMBER 2018 The 2018 Grand Raffle Draw contributed £14,909 towards this appeal... many thanks to all that contributed. BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966. We need £30,000 to fabricate the tender tank for water and coal. The engine was rescued from Barry scrap yard, but many engines...

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Total raised
£17,050.00

Target
£30,000.00

56%

Donations accepted until 31-01-2021

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Standard 4 project

UPDATE 25th NOVEMBER 2018
The 2018 Grand Raffle Draw contributed £14,909 towards this appeal... many thanks to all that contributed.

BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966. We need £30,000 to fabricate the tender tank for water and coal.
The engine was rescued from Barry scrap yard, but many engines had their tenders sold to British Steel for conversion to ingot carriers. Whilst the BR1B tender from 75079 survived, it was sold along with another engine no.73129 to the Midland Railway. This means that we need to build a new tender for our no.75079.
Many parts for the new tender are already well progressed.  The frames, cross-members, wheel sets, axle-boxes, and the many castings for the horns, springs, and braking system are well under way.  But one very large element that is missing is the tender tank.  The BR1B tender tank holds 4725 gallons of water and 7 tons of coal - it is a substantial fabrication.  
We would like to arrange for the fabrication of the tender tank by an outside contractor in the near future, and your donations would be very much appreciated.
 

The engine is ideally suited to our line; with the hill in the middle we must have powerful engines, but not unnecessarily powerful. The Standard Four is just right; it can cope with five or six coaches but it could not manage significantly more, so it is economical to run. It is also a simple engine, built using the latest technology, and therefore easier and cheaper for the Railway to maintain.

Event date

15-February-2018 - 
31-January-2021

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01962 733810
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A little more support for the tender tank fabrication.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 16/01/2019
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Ashley Hobman
on 10/01/2019
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
A small contribution to top out the 2018 fund-raising. Hope that the appeal hits its target in 2019. Thanks to all who are moving the restoration project along.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 31/12/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Pleased to support such a worthwhile project
Donation by Anonymous
on 31/12/2018
Ideal engine for the MHR. Hope to see it in action with a new tender.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 29/12/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Adam Kitchen
on 16/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
A little more for the tender tank.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 14/12/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 10/12/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Donation by Ashley Hobman
on 10/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Glad to see that amount raised is over £17,000 including the Gift Aid. Good progress towards the new tender tank.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 05/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,941.00
Direct donations:(offline) £15,109.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £17,050.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£17,530.25

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