'Nearly There!' appeal to finish 76084
With the boiler costing more than expected and now employing a team of experienced craftsmen to put in the finishing engineering touches our meagre funds are fast running out. We have always welcomed kind donations to our project but more so right NOW.
So we have launched a brief but very important 'Nearly There!' Appeal.
We will acknowledge any donations accordingly.
Please use our PayPal account to donate online which is quick and easy otherwise send your cheque made out to the 76084 Locomotive Company Limited to the address at the foot of this page.
76084 and the NNR
76084 Locomotive Company Limited have agreed with the North Norfolk Railway to run there for at least the railway's 2013 and 2014 seasons.
As many resources as we can muster are being applied to completing the restoration of 76084 as quickly as possible. However, a combination of the cold weather and some unforeseen constraints in both manpower and funding have delayed the restoration of 76084 and subsequent return to traffic. Substantial progress in the restoration of 76084 is being made as witnessed by the photographs posted on 76084 Standard 4 Facebook and Twitter accounts.
The necessary parts to complete the locomotive's restoration are being ordered and fitted on arrival. But there are more parts needed than even the recent cash injection can fund. We need your help to reduce the funding gap to zero.
Once completed she will be moved to Sheringham by road and then moved to Weybourne for painting and a few minor jobs. Running-in will the take place before the full and much anticipated return to traffic.
New 76084 Print Available
Nick Harling, a Lancashire based artist and tactfully crouching on the right of our picture, has painted an exciting image entitled 'Under the Box at Entwistle, 1960'. 150 professionally produced prints have been produced which have been hand numbered and signed by Nick with 50% of the post-production profits going to 76084's restoration/upkeep.
The prints are available at Nick's Traction Art website. Click the link below to visit Traction Art.