With the recent external completion of restoration of ex-LMS CCT No.37071 back to its James Bond "Octopussy" filming appearance, it seems like a good opportunity to spread the word about our ongoing wagon activities at Nene Valley Railway. The NVR Wagon Group formed in late-2011 after the completion of privately-owned BR 'Standard' 20-ton brake van B953944, which was completely rebuilt with a brand-new body on a bare chassis. Since this time, we have been busy repairing and restoring various wagons both for static and active running use, including a BR 12-ton 'Vanfit', the aforementioned LMS CCT (a very long job!), and a couple of MoD 'Highfits'. It is fair to say that we have inherited a fairly run-down wagon fleet, each vehicle now requiring quite a bit of attention to the bodywork in particular. However now we have finished the LMS CCT we are in a position to begin work overhauling the running goods rake and adding vehicles from the out-of-use fleet, with particular attention being given to the BR 12-ton box vans. The medium to longer term aim is to bring back the NVR van train (approx. 15-20 vans) which some of you may remember from the early 1990's... While this will not be achieved overnight, we hope that from a small 'pick up goods' a mighty train will grow! The first two vans for attention have been identified, and as soon as we can get them shunted into our workspace, we can begin! Our number one priority at the current time is funding. Any donations towards this project would be very gratefully received, if you would consider supporting us in order to see the return of the 1950's BR van train then please do not hesitate to get in touch via this site/thread or email nvrwagons[AT]gmail.com (replace [AT] with @). We have a website which can be found at www.nvrwagons.wordpress.com and a new Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/nvrwagongroup , both of which are regularly updated with restoration progress. From now on I will also endeavour to post links to our website updates from this thread when possible.