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Engine Appeal

Appeal Progress - Dec 2012

The LMS 10000 re-creation project has reached a major milestone.

We have obtained an English Electric 16SVT Diesel engine.

The 16SVT is the correct engine for LMS 10000, and the unit we have lined up is contemporary with the original locos, having been made in the late 1940s. Astonishingly, after all these years it is in a very good condition having been run only as a standby generator, and has very low engine hours. It makes the perfect heart for the recreated loco. It also has the correct Brown Boveri Turbochargers, and this will ensure that the recreation sounds just like the original.

Now we need help to pay for the engine, and for its transport and storage.

The 16SVT engine has a 247 Litre displacement so we are offering our followers the opportunity to sponsor 1 litre of engine for 10000 pence (£100). Each of the 247 sponsorships will be rewarded by having your name engraved on a plaque attached in the engine room of the completed loco. Donors will also recieve a complimentary membership of the society for 1 year from the date of donation and will be granted preferential access to view the engine and the build of the loco as it progresses (Subject to safe and secure access requirements).

We need as many people to take part in this campaign as possible. The biggest risk to this project, by far, is fundraising, so please give generously. Maybe a loved one would like to be associated with this project and would value a donation on their behalf for Christmas or Birthday? Of course, you may sponsor multiple litres.

So, please  donate £100 to the project, and we look forward to meeting you at one of out members meetings.

Also, if you complete the "Buy a Litre and gift aid form" (see below), the IDRS can reclaim 25p for every £1 you donate from the tax man.

You can donate by one of the following methods;

    Please complete the "Buy a Litre and gift aid form" below and send payment in by;

    Online or In-Bank, By direct deposit to our bank account;

    Sort Code 30-94-77   Acct No.  50405860  

    To make sure we have the right name, contact us by email at

    By Post;  

    Send a cheque make payable to Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society, with a completed  "Buy a Litre and gift aid form" 

         IDRS, 27 Compton road, Stafford, ST17 0BS

    By donating on line by Paypal or Credit card;

    Consider donating by credit card, or paypal by clicking the donate button below - it will take you to the Paypal donation form;  (Due to bank fees, this is our least efficient method)

(Note: If you don't have/wish to use paypal, there is a link towards the bottom of the form to allow you to pay with a credit or debit card)


Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society, Registered Charity No. 1147032
Mark B,
28 Apr 2012, 11:10