£15k to com­plete Colos­sus chas­sis

Steam Railway (UK) - - New-Build News -

Planned Bas­sett-Lowke replica ‘Class 60’ Colos­sus needs £15,000 to com­plete its ‘rolling chas­sis’.

The news comes af­ter the Gi­gan­tic Lo­co­mo­tive Com­pany – which is build­ing the replica 15in gauge 4-6-2 – launched an ex­hi­bi­tion on the Bas­sett-Lowke lo­co­mo­tives at the Raven­glass Rail­way Mu­seum (SR481).

GLC spokesman Jor­dan Leeds says: “If some­one comes along to­mor­row and writes us a cheque for £15k, or­ders for all the cast­ings and ma­jor com­po­nents would be placed the fol­low­ing day. That money would buy us the frames, driv­ing, bo­gie and trail­ing wheels, cylin­ders, horn guides and axle­boxes.” He added that a fur­ther £10,000 would be enough to com­plete the boiler “if we do it our­selves.”

Re­cent work has in­volved the front bo­gie and ten­der bo­gie frame plates cut and pre­pared for as­sem­bly along­side the bo­gie bol­ster. To donate to­wards the project, visit www.just­giv­ing. com/crowd­fund­ing/ gi­gan­ti­clo­co­mo­tive

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