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Boiler Appeal

New Firebox Backplate

a new Firebox Backplate has been fabricated at Tyseley as seen in the photo below. The area to be replaced is shown in the second photo of the boiler

Willington’s Boiler stripped ready for quotes

Chris and the Team worked remarkably hard this weekend, finishing off removing the tubes from the boiler. Here we see some remarkable shots from inside the boiler, which has now also had its tube plate partly removed. Meanwhile the wheels were re-painted ahead of re-wheeling and further holes drilled in the cylinders ready for the cleating. Many Thanks to everyone, Chris,Colin, Richard P, Quentin, Mick, Barry, Max, Bill, David and Lynn. Also saying a fond farewell to Max who is returning to the Carribean (see you next year!)




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Member’s Day

A hugely successful members day in Llangollen was enjoyed by nearly forty members who were able to view the progress made to the locomotive. The day was enhanced by the positioning of Willington Hall’s boiler alongside the locomotive ready for work to start on preparing it for eventual overhaul.


Earlier members enjoyed a film show charting the history of the Grange class including a video diary of the building of Betton Grange from 2004 to date.

lunch was taken on the train to Corwen and back hauled by 5199


Boiler ready to be moved

A busy working weekend, which also saw 5199 AGM and shareholder’s day out. Grateful thanks to Chris Moore and the team of Richard Pumphrey, Colin Hodgin, Paul Nichols, Richard Statham and Quentin McGuinness who had a productive time of working on the loco and securing the boiler onto the trolley, in preparation for the forthcoming Members Day.


The Boiler Appeal is launched

During Steel, Steam & Stars IV the Society has launched the £225,000 Boiler Appeal. There are many levels of contribution with different rewards and recognition on offer. For details please click the following link to view or download the appeal leaflet.           boiler appeal.

The boiler chosen to be refurbished is the one acquired by the Society from Willington Hall and it is hoped to have this ready within 2 years to get 6880 onto the rails.