Raffle Tickets - Bogie Rebuild Appeal
After over 25 years in preservation the tyres on both 50031 Hood and 50035 Ark Royal are getting very close to the end of their useful life, and we need to start thinking seriously about their replacement. While the wheelsets are out it is a good time to carry out further overhaul work on the bogies themselves, and as you can imagine this does not come cheap. Each tyre (12 per loco) costs around £900, but that doesn't include the fitting or the bogie overhaul work which will invariably reveal other components (bearings, cannon tubes etc) which require replacement. These add substantially to the cost and could be as much as £50k per loco,
We cannot stress how vital this appeal is to the future of our fleet.
When buying online your tickets will be sent out to you by post. There is a flat rate for this of £1 per order, regardless of how many tickets you purchase.