Tuesday, 28 February 2012

More Fundraising.....

Well what a busy few weeks the sales team has had. Since the last update (just after the GCR winter gala) we have been to 3 other events.

First we attended the Keighley and Worth valley winter gala.

Here you can see (from left to right) Frank Richards, Neil and Karen Kinsey and Andrew Laws

Thank you to everyone who bought items and to the 3 new members who signed up on the day. Although there were another 3 who signed up later on in the week.

Secondly we attended the Milton Keynes model railway exhibition (sorry no photos as I was not at this event), and finally we have just been to the Churnet valley railways winter gala/steam weekend, which was an excellent gala with plenty of people either learning about us for the first time or getting more up to date with our progress.
On the Sunday we were in the warmth of Froghall waiting room
Where as on the Saturday we had to brave the cold but bright outdoors. As you can see from the picture the wind was quite strong in spells throughout the day.

On another note Neil Kinsey visited the Llangollen works during February and took a great picture of the Horn guides "in place"
There are now over 50 parts at Llangollen waiting to go on the frames to really get the project "rolling"

The sales team now has a well earned 2 week break till the next fundraising weekend, but you can of course still donate to the project via this link Donate Now

More info as and when it arrives.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

12 spring hanger assemblies and 4 cross stays complete

As has been well published in both the railway press and on internet forums, the LMS Patriot project plans to have a rolling chassis (well an 0-6-0) completed for July 2012. As you can see from the following pictures yet more parts have been completed.

Here we have the 12 completed spring hanger assemblies arranged in a rather artistic way.

If you want to be one of the first people to see the rolling chassis for "The Unknown Warrior", we plan to have it ready for our Members day on Saturday July 7th, so join today by downloading our membership form from Here (click me)

And for those of you with out a printer we will be at the Keighley and Worth valley winter steam gala this coming weekend, where you can join up on the day.

More news next time


Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Great Central railway winter steam gala

Hello, well we have had our first weekend of fundraising for 2012, and what a weekend. We signed up 4 new members during the days, and hopefully some more people who took leaflets will also join us. A big thank you to the 3 members who bought down some books for us to sell on the stand, they very much boosted our sales.

Also we had a surprise over the weekend, when a gentleman came over to us and told us he had made a wooden replica of The Unknown Warrior and had it in his van at Quorn. He then bought it down later on in the day and said he can make more for people who want them, and donate the profits to the project

Here we have his Wooden on in LMS Crimson Lake on the left next to our Brass one in brunswick green on the right.

Also over the weekend Patriot project member and volunteer Neil Kinsey bought down an actual part for The Unknown Warrior, which was 1 of 12 spring hangers and spring hanger pins, and was made by his fair hands.

Finally a few pictures from the weekend

Here we have, from left to right, John Barrowdale (aka "Barney" to those who know him from the Mid Hants Railway), LMS Patriot Marketing and publicity Director Andrew Laws and finally new recruit Kirsten Shell

As per usual the weekend was full of fun and included another director, Richard Sant's usual time machine talk about our picture from the future. Were all now really looking forward to the next event at the Keighley and Worth valley railway in 2 weeks time. We hope to see you there

Gavin Shell
LMS Patriot project events manager