30 Mar Appeal Details
Following the Duke’s move to Tyseley Locomotive Works, and as work progressed, several areas were identified as requiring more work than originally anticipated. Examples of this were the boiler, wrapper plate, internal copper welding, pistons changed from butt welded to nutted. Other additional costs increased our forecast to £620,000. This information was circulated to our Membership in July 2018.
In discussions with Tyseley it has been agreed that the Duke can be mainline ready for mid-2021 Open Weekend, but we need to raise the additional £104,467 in order to make this happen.
The exact details of the increased costs, and the target we have to hit to get the Duke ready for the mainline in mid-2021 are as follows. If you wish to contribute to any of these items, then please make a donation either through the Donate to the Duke page on this website, or send a cheque to: The Duke Appeal, Aurora House, Deltic Avenue, Rooksley, Milton Keynes MK13 8LW
The Duke – Revised Overhaul Cost Estimate