Seven driving wheels have now been cast at William Cooks. (The order includes two for Royal Scot). Casting the last wheel in the order has been delayed to next week to allow us to witness and record the process. Proof machining and testing of the wheels is planned for July.

Planning for the tyre and axle supply and wheelset assembly is complete.

Our preparation for the testing of chassis components (in the absence of original documentation) is being completed this week. We have been able to arrange for a competent volunteer to carry out hardness testing at West Shed before MPI testing is carried out at Boro Foundry.


We have received a further £47.38 from easyfundraising this month - the total received so far from this source amounts to £785.18 from 39 supporters.

If you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on 12 & 13 July, Amazon will double donations: Simply shop with AmazonSmile ON in the Amazon Shopping app or at, and AmazonSmile donates to LMS-Patriot Company Limited.

A further possible source of additional income has been subscribed to this month. It is a long story, which will be covered in Warrior 54. However, if you would like to know more now, head along to a website called ‘Memory Giving’ for a taster. The link you require is 

If anyone has any money saving tips they would like to share for an occasional series of ‘Treasurer’s Top Tips’, you can email them to Neil at



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