762 LYN and train approaching Woody Bay,  2004, Eric Leslie

The 762 Club - "Sponsor-a-Component" Scheme

This list of components are those currently available for sponsorship. Please click on the "Sponsor this" link and email us to find out how you can support the building of this unique locomotive.

When providing information, please ask any questions you have about the scheme, and let us know if you wish your contribution to remain anonymous.

Please note; if the item sponsored costs less than the amount donated, any surplus amount will be used towards the construction of the locomotive.

To date, Over £109,120 has been raised towards building LYN in this way.


762 LYN - Sponsorship Certificate 2 762 LYN - Sponsorship Certificate 1

 

One of two handsome certificates is available, on request, to acknowledge Sponsorship contributions.

The first (see left) has the iconic Eric Leslie image of Lyn being reassembled at Pilton after overhaul, the Second (see right) carries a stunning line drawing of Lyn by Peter Willmore.

To see our list of previously sponsored items, and "Roll of Honour" see HERE

  COMPONENT OF THE MONTH - Cab Lever Handles!

Cab handles Cab Lever Handles Dear 762 Supporters,

Here is one last chance to get your name on the sponsors board!

Jim and Helen Shackell have made 17 wooden handles to slip over the metal ball valve handles in the cab. They are very classy and neat. Just have a look at the detail that has been thought about. Jim and Helen provided quite a lot of the labour free of charge, but we do have to pay for the materials and the brass plates.

The total bill came to just under £400, so call it 17 @ £23 each.

We are seeking either 17 different members buying one each, or it could be multiple purchases.

The more the merrier, I say.

Come on, guys. These are very prominent and delightful finishing touches to LYN.

Over to you!

Peter

Sponsor the Cab Lever Handles, September 2017 Component of the Month!


  COMPONENT OF THE MONTH - The FINAL Final, Last Piece of the Jigsaw

Buffer Beam Dummy Bolts Wow! in just a few days, we have had offers to sponsor both oil feed pots. Thank you.

We have managed to identify a second Component for this month, which you might like to help with.

Eagle-eye visitors to the Alan Keefe steaming, or who have seen the video, may have noticed the lack of bolts on the buffer beams - a prominent feature on the 1898 original. We have fitted dummy rivets to other areas, such as the side tanks, but have not yet done something similar for the Buffer Beams. The supply and fitting of these will cost around £1,000 and we are hoping that somebody will be willing to sponsor this work.

Alternatively, perhaps a number of donors could sponsor part of this task - say in £100 blocks?

Please give it some thought, and let us know!

Peter

Sponsor The Buffer Beam Dummy Bolts, August 2017 Component of the Month (2)!
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£200 of £1,000 sponsored so far

For the final finishing touches, Lining Lyn is costing £2,500 and to cover this, perhaps you'd like to sponsor the hand-painting of each letter or number, by our resident sign-writer, Gerald Whittaker.

There are 16 large letters (two sets of S O U T H E R N), 6 large numbers (7 6 2), 6 small letters (N o e) and 6 small numbers (7 6 2). That works out at about £90 per large letter/number (22 x 90 = £1980) and £45 per small letter/number (12 x 45 = £540).

  LINING AND LETTERING

Component Description Quantity
Required
Quantity
Available
Price
each
Click on the link to:
Large Letter ( S O U T H E R N (x2)) 16 4 £90 Sponsor This!

  LAST BITS AND BOBS

Component Description Quantity
Required
Quantity
Available
Price
each
Click on the link to:
Tank Safety Step and Handle 4 4 £250 Sponsor This!

With the success of our recent sponsorship drives, we are currently approaching the end of the procurement phase for LYN. Just the last few cosmetic details to be sponsored,

Thank you one and all. Your hugely generous sponsorship of parts has been an inspiration. Roll on September 30th!

Peter



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