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Standard 4 project

BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966.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...

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Total raised
£1,625.00

Target
£30,000.00

5%

Donations accepted until 31-01-2021

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Standard 4 project

BR Standard class 4 no. 75079 has not run since being withdrawn by BR in 1966.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

Event type

Fundraising

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Donation by Ashley Hobman
on 07/11/2018
£ 25.00
£ 6.25 gift aid
More support towards the cost of the metalwork.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 18/10/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
Donation by Ashley Hobman
on 07/10/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Some way to go but heading in the right direction.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 05/10/2018
£ 30.00
£ 7.50 gift aid
A little bit towards getting this useful loco back on the trackes
Donation by Andrew McCallum
on 20/09/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
A bit more support. Still a long way to go but it will be very worthwhile.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 17/09/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
Hope it won't be too long before this one is in action. Have read mixed messages about BR experiences but understand that the double chimney made a big difference in output. This will be a brilliant loco for the MHR.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 14/09/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
A little more support towards the restoration.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 09/09/2018
£ 50.00
£ 12.50 gift aid
A bit more support for this project.
Donation by Allen Harris
on 24/08/2018
£ 45.00
£ 11.25 gift aid
Donation by Olly Welsh
on 24/08/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £1,425.00
Direct donations:(offline) £200.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£0.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£0.00
Total Raised: £1,625.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£1,976.25

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