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 £105,000 has been raised towards building LYN in this way.
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.
COMPONENT OF THE MONTH - The Last Piece of the Jigsaw
As you will see from this page, there are no longer any more components to purchase. This is The FINAL COMPONENT!
After several years in storage, the cab was brought out and trial fitted last month. I revealed one or two jobs that needed to be done to make it fit and whilst we are doing this, we are taking the opportunity of finishing it off. One of the remaining tasks will be to fit a sliding roof. Steve Phillips has done the historical research and made the drawings based on photographs that shows what the original LYN had.
Steve commented as follows:
The work can be done by Patrick Keef's carpenter, who is addressing the other modification to LYN's cab, so the cost should not be too much.
Let's say £1,500
|Sponsor The FINAL Component of the Month!
With the success of our recent sponsorship drives, we are currently approaching the end of the procurement phase for LYN. Just the one item above to be sponsored,
That is about it! A complete engine, now we just need to finish assembling it. I am reluctant to say it is all now bought and paid for just in case some part has slipped through the net. But as of now, and apart from the cab roof and hatch, we have done it!
Thank you one and all. Your hugely generous sponsorship of parts has been an inspiration.