Sir Archibald Sinclair Plate

BLUEBELL RAILWAY 2017/18 500+ CLUB
34059 FIREBOX RESCUE APPEAL

 

 

34059 Golden Arrow Credit
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No. 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair at Sheffield Park.  

Help with the cost of repairing
No. 34059 Sir Archibald Sinclair

The 2017/18 500+ Club is now CLOSED
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Membership for the 2018/19 500+ Club
will open January 2018

With the need to alter our plans, after the discovery of suspect previous welding done to the inner firebox of No. 34059. The decision was made to remove the boiler from LNWR at Crewe and send it to South Devon Railway Engineering for a complete new firebox to be constructed. This work is currently being undertaken and the boiler is expected to return to the Bluebell this Summer.

On its return, the new firebox will still require re‑staying and tubing, along with other work and a full repaint before it re-enters traffic. To help assist with the financial planning for all this work, it has been decided to delay the start of of this years club until June 2017. All prizes and draw dates will remain the same as last years club.

If you feel you can help us by joining the 2016/17 club it would be greatly appreciated. New members and multiple memberships are most welcome, but applicants must be over 16 years of age. The club will consist of at least 500+ memberships (each costing £15) each allocated a unique number for the year from June 2017 until May 2018. All draws will take place on the 25th of each month at the Bluebell Railway. Prizes will be as follows:

June 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £200
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July 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £100
January 2018 £25 + £40 + £60 + £200
August 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £200
February 2018 £25 + £40 + £60 + £100
September 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £100
March 2018 £25 + £40 + £60 + £200
October 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £200
April 2018 £25 + £40 + £60 + £100
November 2017
£25 + £40 + £60 + £100
May 2018 £25 + £40 + £60 + £200

All winners will receive their cheques within a month of the draw and a list of prizewinners will appear in Bluebell News and Bulleid Express magazines.
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Applications for membership of the club will close on 25 May 2017 and members will be advised of their number(s) for the year.
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Payment by cheque, cash or postal order is acceptable.
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A return SAE, minimum size DL 110 x 220mm, 4 1/4” x 8 5/8” or an email address would be appreciated to help us maximise the funds.