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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008

Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0ST No. 3717

Hawthorn Leslie No 3 (3717) - Appeal for Information


We are currently refurbishing the cab of No 3 in order to allow access to the public. This loco is not currently earmarked for operational use and sits at the bead of our demonstration freight train in the Museum Building (Buffer Depot). As such, a cosmetic exercise is under way to repaint the cab interior and generally tidy it up. However, a number of items are missing and we wondered if any members could assist in tracking them down.

  • Regulator handle.
  • Two water level gauges (we only have the outer protective glass shields to hand).
  • Both makers plates.
  • Odd bits of piping to connect the whistle and pressure gauge.

If you have any knowledge of their possible whereabouts please get in touch. Otherwise, especially in respect of the maker's plates, it would be very useful to have some detailed photographs, which could be used to identify the items and / or help produce replicas or some mock-up. There are also some spare connections on the boiler front plate, which we would like to clarify.

Can anyone help with this? If you can please either email me or write c/o Bucks Rail Centre.
Many thanks
Ted Cooper


Notes:
The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 2008 and so does not reflect events in the 6+ years since publication. The text and photographs are repeated verbatim from the original publication, with only a few minor grammar changes but some clarifying notes are added if deemed necessary. The photos from the original publication are provided as scans in this internet version of this long out of print publication.

Reference:
Hawthorn Leslie No 3 (3717) - Appeal for Information - Quainton News No. 99 - April 2008


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