|Each of our locomotives has over 3700 separate parts,
each part has to function for the locomotive to be fully serviceable and
over 3500 have to be fully working for it to be able to move.
In order to assist with the funding of the repair of key
items we welcome sponsorship of those parts or their sub-components.
In return for your support you will receive a
certificate and a copy of an English Electric / BR engineering document or
a drawing relating to the part sponsored.
Thank you for your assistance.
KV10 Input Power Filter Cards
Each Class 50 has two KV10s one is part of the traction
power control system the other part of the ETH power control system. Each
has an input filter made up of 5 parts, a choke and four capacitors. This
filter is very important as it stops the KV10 from putting electrical
noise on the electricity supply. If this noise gets too severe it can make
other parts of the loco control system fail or misbehave.
In our case all our filters were last overhauled in the
1980s and consequently the capacitors used are now life expired. So we
need to replace them all at around £100 per filter card. If you can help
by sponsoring a card overhaul (see below), or make a donation towards the
overhaul we'd be able to complete the overhaul more quickly than we will
The filter cards from 50044 are shown above. The lower
one has been overhauled, the other will be done when funds permit it - so
Card Sponsorship £100
Other Sponsorship Opportunities:
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details of each item currently available for sponsorship.
a) the value of the sponsorship does not reflect either the value of
the part, or the work being done on it.
b) sponsorship of a part does not imply or give ownership of the part
to the sponsor, all parts will remain the property of the Class 50
c) If the part you wish to sponsor is over subscribed C50A reserve the
right to supply the sponsorship on a first come first served basis and
transfer the later sponsorship application to a part or parts of