LMS-Patriot Project members and volunteers have been preparing and painting the frames and driving wheels at Llangollen and Tyseley Works respectively.
During October and November volunteers have been working to needlegun, prime and undercoat the frames.
September has been an extremely busy month for our dedicated Sales Team. As many of you will have seen, we took the sales stand to the Barry at War Weekend, Llangollen Autumn Gala, Telford O Gauge Exhibition, Pontypool & Blaenavon Gala, Nene Valley Railway Gala, SVR Autumn Gala, GCR Gala, NRM Shildon, and Barrow Hill Doncaster weekend. We have signed up many new Members and Donors at these events, and with the excellent response we have received from our Steam Railway appeal during August, we are rapidly approaching our 1000th linear member!
The LMS-Patriot Company, the charitable new build steam locomotive project which is building the Royal British Legion Endorsed National Memorial Engine, 'The Unknown Warrior', will be displaying the partially completed engine at the National Memorial Arboretum between 12-3pm on 21st November 2013.
The LMS-Patriot Company, the charitable project who are building the new Royal British Legion endorsed national memorial engine, has launched a fundraising scheme to complete the all new £477,000 boiler for ‘The Unknown Warrior’. The LMS-Patriot Company is seeking loans from supporters to finance the boiler. Loans will be repaid with an attractive fixed rate 2.5% compound interest rate after 15 years. Interest on loans will start to be repaid from 2020, by which time ‘The Unknown Warrior’will be a revenue earning engine.
The front of 'The Unknown Warrior' appeared on the front cover of Steam Railway magazine (issue 418) which was published on 16th August. This was the first time that the front of a 'Patriot' had been seen since 1963 and was part of a general appeal to raise £150,000 to complete the bottom end. A new fundraising leaflet was also inserted in every copy of Steam Railway magazine.