Boiler Tube Appeal

The Duke’s boiler is undergoing a major refurbishment that will see it suitable for mainline operation during its next certificate period. It is hoped this will commence in late 2021.

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Graphic last updated 23 November 2020

The boiler is made up of 136 small tubes and 40 larger flue tubes. The small tubes provide the surface area for the production of steam. The flue tubes are larger as they house the superheater elements. These tubes are not cheap. The Trust are looking for supporters to sponsor one or more and assist them achieve the late-2021 steaming date.

Sponsors of either type of boiler tube will receive an individually numbered electronic Certificate indicating the position of the tube(s) sponsored along with the grateful thanks of the Trust. Examples of the Certificate are shown below.

Should you require a particular tube position number we will endeavour to oblige.

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Small Tubes Sponsored

The Duke’s boiler has 136 small tubes which provide the steam generating surface. They have to be replaced during a heavy overhaul to equip the locomotive for its next 10 year certificate. The small tubes cost £140 each. They are numbered 1 to 136 on the diagram. Sponsorship from The Duke ‘family’ (Trust members) and wider supporters sponsoring any number of tubes will be much appreciated.

 

 

Our preferred method of sponsorship is off-line as we don’t pay transaction fees. Download the Boiler Tube Sponsorship Form here. On the form you can sponsor by regular monthly payment of 7 times £20 if this is more convenient for you.

 

 

Names of sponsors will be recorded in a Roll of Honour visible on this website.

Small Tube Certificate

Small Tube Certificate

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Flue Tubes Sponsored

The Duke’s boiler has 40 flue tubes which are larger than the small tubes. They have to be replaced during a heavy overhaul to equip the locomotive for its next 10 year certificate. The flue tubes being larger cost £500 each. They are numbered F1 to F40 on the diagram. Sponsorship from The Duke ‘family’ (Trust members) and wider supporters sponsoring any number of tubes will be much appreciated.

 

 

Our preferred method of sponsorship is off-line as we don’t pay transaction fees. Download the Boiler Tube Sponsorship Form here. On the form you can sponsor by regular monthly payment of 10 times £50 if this is more convenient for you.

 

Names of sponsors will be recorded in a Roll of Honour visible on this website.

Flue Tube Certificate

Flue Tube Certificate

The Duke Boiler Tube Appeal – Roll of Honour

Thanks are due to the following for supporting this initiative: –

Phil Sanderson, Trevor Tuckley, Eric Bond, Andrew Bailey,  Gwyneth Morgan, Graham & Diana Southway, Paul Gill, Carrie Scuffell, Tony Kuivala, Tery Corner, Nigel Weatherley, Christopher Wright and others.

Sponsor a tube and get your name added to this list.