19 October 2022
£4000 donated to A1SLT to assist completion of P2 Class 2-8-2 'Prince of Wales' and overhaul of A1 Class 4-6-2 'Tornado'.
At the recent G1MRA 75th Anniversary Show at Bicester, Graham Langer, Managing Director of Accucraft UK Ltd handed a cheque for £4000 to Steve Davies, Chairman of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust (A1SLT).
The funds were raised from sales of Accucraft’s popular 1:32 scale model of No. 60163 Tornado which is in addition to the £10,000 already raised for the Trust from sales of the model and will be put towards the locomotive’s current overhaul.
The A1SLT is building a new LNER P2 2-8-2 based on Gresley’s Cock o’ the North, named Prince of Wales, which is expected to be completed during 2024 in Darlington.
Steve Davies was formerly the Director of the National Railway Museum and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Graham Langer is also a Trustee and Director of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust and has been involved with the organisation for nearly twenty years.
Steve Davies said, “On behalf of the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, it always gives me great pleasure to accept donations and gifts towards completion of our Gresley P2 'Mikado' and the overhaul of Tornado. On this occasion the pleasure is significantly enhanced by the fact the cheque has been so generously donated by one of my key fellow Trustees, Graham Langer, through his company Accucraft. Graham has a powerful track record of making major donations to our work, and this significant sum adds to the generosity he and his company have already shown over the years. I extend the Trust's considerable gratitude.”
Graham added, “Accucraft UK has supported the railway heritage movement from the company’s inception and we are delighted to be making a further contribution to this incredible project. We’d like to thank all those Gauge 1 modellers who bought the model and thus, indirectly, contributed to the outstanding work of the Trust.”
Watch a video update on the build of Prince of Wales, coming to WOR TV soon.
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