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[Stolen] ERPS / MHR Theft 17th April 2018

Discussion in 'Thief Watch' started by Shaggy, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

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    From the Eastleigh Railway Preservation Society Facebook page:


    SAD NEWS!! STOLEN ITEMS.

    IT'S WITH UNFORTUNATE NEWS I HAVE TO TELL YOU WE (ERPS) HAVE HAD OUR CONTAINER BURGLED!! MANY PARTS OF 828 HAVE BEEN STOLEN.

    PLEASE if anyone hears anything please get in contact and please share this post.

    The items missing are as follows:

    Injectors 11mm gresham and craven 2
    Clack valves 2
    Ross pop safety valves 4" x2
    Drivers brake valve
    Marine big end shells 4x halves
    Coupling rod bushes x6
    Unknown pipe quantity.
    Slide bar oil pots x5
    Stuffing box valve x1

    Thank you and PLEASE SHARE!
     
  2. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Sad news. Hope that you manage to recover as much as possible.
     
  3. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Oh no that’s not good news at all.
     
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

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    The latest update from the ERPS Facebook page:
    https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/erps828

    This page has kindly been setup to help us raise money for our stolen items.

    Thank you all for your support in sharing our post.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
     
  5. Big Al

    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Good to see that the theft received TV coverage on BBC South although obviously not the circumstances where useful publicity was welcome.
     
  6. Romsey

    Romsey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks from ERPS for all the messages of support and encouragement as well as donations via facebook.
    It's early days in the recovery from the theft, but we hope to get 828 back in traffic as soon as we can.

    Cheers, Neil
     
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    As a member of the team currently overhauling 828, I would like to echo Neil's comments.

    Whilst we're still somewhat shocked, the fact that so many people have posted messages of support, encouragement and donated so generously has really lifted our spirits. We continued to make progress on 828s new smokebox last weekend and will not let the thieves destroy our society and everything that we have achieved. 828 will steam again!

    It is very gratifying for us to see how much support there is out there for ERPS and 828. Thank you.
     
  8. Big Al

    Big Al Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Just a polite reminder about the 'message, not discussion' rules on this thread. The above posts are present for obvious reasons but please take any wider discussion to the Steam Traction or Heritage Railway/MHR threads.
     

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