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Weʼre raising £1,500 to lifting the boiler on 35011 General Steam Navigation. “Sponsor an inch appeal"

Swindon and Plymouth

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What comes up must come down… lifting the boiler on 35011 General Steam Navigation… “Sponsor an inch or more” including prize draw.

Since The General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society, last year, moved their locomotive, Merchant Navy Class 35011, to Blunsdon on the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, great progress has been made in removal of the old boiler tubes and fittings in preparation for the next big step of removing the locomotive boiler for the first time since it was withdrawn by British Railways. This will allow thorough restoration of the locomotive frames and wheel sets to achieve a complete rolling chassis.

“Sponsor an inch or more” campaign.

To cover the cost of the crane hire to carry out the lift of this important major next stage in the restoration of 35011, currently aimed to take place during this coming Summer, the Society is launching a “sponsor an inch or more” campaign.

As with all things in life what goes up must come down… and the boiler is no different and will be both be lifted clear of the chassis, swung away, and then lowered to its new temporary location.

The approximate cost of the crane hire will be £1500 which also equates to approximately the distance in actual up and down travel of 150 inches of the boiler by the time it has been raised to clear the chassis and lowered again.

We are therefore offering supporters the opportunity to sponsor a part of the lift for as little as £10 per inch, of course supporters can also sponsor multiple inches!

Free prize draw

As a further incentive each “inch or more” sponsored will be entered into a free draw to win a number of prizes, including: a star prize of a Graham Farish N Gauge Merchant Navy Pacific locomotive, a years free membership to the GSNLR society, GSN merchandise and other prizes.

A lucky ‘inch sponsor’ will be drawn at random at pivotal points during the boiler lift such as: The moment the first inch has been lifted, point of maximum lift, being clear of the chassis and then lowered to its new location. The more inches sponsored increases the winning chances.

Once you have Sponsored via https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/35011boilerlift and to enable us to contact you if you are a winner please email your name, email address and contact number to graham.muspratt@35011gsn.co.uk and you will receive your ticket via email.

For more information go to: www.35011gsn.co.uk

Note: the prize draw is registered with Plymouth City Council in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005 for non-commercial Society’s

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  • Simon Shutt8 days ago
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    Simon Shutt

    8 days ago
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    Thank you everyone, all future donations will towards the restoration of the locomotive! A great achievement and a real morale boost for the project

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  • Simon Shutt9 days ago
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    Simon Shutt

    9 days ago

    We have almost reached our target and on behalf of all the trustees and volunteers involved with 35011 we’d like to thank you all for your donations. Originally our plan was to get the boiler off in early June but with the Coronavirus shut down our time scale will have to be altered. Rest assured once we are able to get back on site we’ll be getting that boiler lifted as soon as it’s possible. Any additional funds raised will go towards the restoration of the locomotive. Thank you once again for all your support.

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56

  • Robin Edwards

    Robin Edwards

    Apr 2, 2020

    £30.00

  • Michael Hampton

    Michael Hampton

    Apr 2, 2020

    A bit more for the project

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 31, 2020

    £40.00

  • Andrew Chalmers-Stevens

    Andrew Chalmers-Stevens

    Mar 31, 2020

    A small amount to help the cause Simon

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 31, 2020

    £10.00

  • Robert Vincent

    Robert Vincent

    Mar 31, 2020

    Let's tip that scale over

    £30.00

  • Ian Comley

    Ian Comley

    Mar 30, 2020

    A bit more towards the target

    £40.00

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Simon Shutt

Simon Shutt

Swindon and Plymouth

Trustee of the General Steam Navigation Locomotive Restoration Society who are restoring our Merchant Navy class loco to as built condition.

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