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Quainton News Archive - Quainton News No. 28 - Summer 1976

Sentinel Sort Out

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J M Hutchings - 7 and 11 on 26th September, 1975

In Quainton News No. 27 we stated that Colin Copnutt had become the major shareholder in Isebrook No. 2. This information was not accurate and we are obliged to John Hutchings for the following facts to put the record right.

The Sentinel Group has four members: John Hutchings, Robin Waywell, Mick Bolton and Colin Copnutt and collectively they own Isebrook No. 2, (S 6515/1926), Colin has acquired a 50% share in the loco by purchasing Alan Bolton's and Frank Boait's shares: that is, three of the six shares; while No. 7, (S9376/1947), is owned by Robin and No. 11, (S9366/1946), is owned by John.

Work on Isebrook, which will not carry this name when repainted in lined red livery, is progressing well and the installation of pipework, fittings, window frames and cab sheeting are the jobs currently in hand. The engine unit came from Dom, (S 6994/1927), erstwhile Jersey Eastern Railway railcar No. 4 Brittany and more recently on the K&ESR.

The boiler and the firebox are the best combination which was available. Keen observers of the Sentinel scene will have noticed another spare boiler at Quainton. This came from BR Eastern Region's Departmental locomotive No 39, formerly at Norwich, which was scrapped at Stratford. The boiler travelled to Cricklewood by rail in a wagon and was acquired from there by the Group. The Group also own the Stove van, 33014, which, since its arrival at Quainton in July last year, has been converted into a stores and a really comfortable living accommodation. All clear now?

The text in this Quainton Railway Society publication was written in 1976 and so does not reflect events in the 39+ 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.

Sentinel Sort Out - Quainton News No. 28 - Summer 1976

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