- The new right-hand side frame section for 506 is manoeuvred for positioning in the works at Ropley
- The old frame section was lifted on top of this to line up the many holes that required drilling.
- These have now all been completed and the picture here shows the various holes which locate the cylinder and centre casting. It is hoped to have this frame welded into position by Christmas 2014.
Sales Department – HELP!
Having rejuvenated the fund-raising operation this year, we are now running out of items to sell. Thanks to a very small band of helpers, notably John ‘Barney’
Please contact any members of the committee or me (Ian Coward) on 01252 613059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
499 Appeal Update
Following on from our last update, funds raised through the Appeal (including gift aid) have risen to £25,000. IF the cracks in the inner firebox of boiler No. 451 (506’s original boiler) now prove repairable then this becomes a ‘low cost’ project and the Appeal will stand at possibly half of the total cost for this part of the restoration. For a small group restoring a workhorse of a loco, as opposed to a big ‘namer’, this is a huge achievement.
So PLEASE, keep spreading the word and encourage as many people as you can to sign up – don’t forget, £8 a month gets a seat on that very special commemorative train. If you do know of anyone interested in donating to the Appeal or maybe even signing up as a seat sponsor, please refer them to this website, www.urieloco.co.uk, or they can contact us at email@example.com.
Thank you so much for your continuing support.