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[Stolen] Rock by Rail - Loco parts from HC1308 Rhos

Discussion in 'Thief Watch' started by Sidmouth, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    THEFT OF LOCOMOTIVE COMPONENTS

    Between the night of Tuesday 13th March and the morning of Thursday 15th March 2018, metal thieves broke into storage units of the 1308 Trust, restoring Hudswell Clarke & Co locomotive No.1308 'RHOS' at their base at Rocks By Rail – The Living Ironstone Museum at Cottesmore, Rutland.

    The list of missing parts is extensive. Most of these parts are stamped with the locomotives makers number.

    If anyone in the preservation world is offered these components, we urge you to contact Leicestershire Constabulary on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, crime reference is 18000118895.

    The items include:
    Vacuum exhauster
    Vacuum setter and handle
    Vacuum relief valve
    Non Return Valve for Vacuum system
    Vacuum gauge
    Steam pressure gauge
    Turret for locomotive
    Blower valve
    Steam whistle valve
    Steam locomotive whistle
    2 X Water valves
    2 X steam injectors
    2 X steam inlet valves
    2 X sets of water gauge frames
    2 X sets water gauge frame protectors
    Steam brake valve
    Blow down valve for locomotive boiler
    Left Hand and Right hand big end brasses
    Left and Right hand leading coupling rod bearings
    Left and right Hand driving coupling rod bearings
    Left and Right hand trailing coupling rod bearings
    Piston steam glands left and right hand
    8 X Non return valves from oil lubrication system
    Left and right hand little end bearings
    2 X main steam pipes from boiler to valve chests
    2 X steam feed pipes to injectors
    2 X injector feed pipes from injectors to clack valves
    Phosphor bronze stock material various sizes and lengths
    Copper tube approx. 5” diameter 2 ft. long
    Large rivet gun (backing up gun)
    Smaller rivet gun
    Bag of propane/oxygen burning gear
     
  2. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

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    that must be devastating.
     
  3. FearOfManchester

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    Reading these posts is never good for my health, blood pressure skyrockets and teeth get ground down to stumps, just hope a savvy scrap merchant clocks on when the parts resurface.
     
  4. StoneRoad

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    Hope that the local and not so local metal merchants have been notified, but suspect the thieves will have already smashed / defaced what they can.
     

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