THE P2 FOUNDERS CLUB ALREADY HITS 35% in 1 WEEK!
A sensational level of support for membership to the Club designed to raise sufficient funds for the cutting of No. 2007’s frames.
Within one week of the launch of The P2 Founders Club, The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (charitable status pending), is very pleased to report that it has already raised 35% of the £100,000 pre-launch phase minimum to kick off the project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive! In what can only be described as a sensational demonstration of support, 35 of the 100 minimum membership of The Founders Club have already signed up to the objective to raise the funds for the acquisition and cutting of the frames for the Gresley P2 class No. 2007.
The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (charitable status pending) is pleased to announce its association with and support from Hornby towards the building of No. 2007, Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, thanks to the imminent release of an ‘00’ gauge model of the Gresley Class P2 Mikado 2-8-2.
Boys and girls, both young and old, will be familiar with Hornby, the world famous model train manufacturer. Following extensive research and collaboration with the P2SLC, Hornby has been able to recreate in ‘00’ gauge the unique design of the P2 to great effect. It’s sure to be in great demand when released during the first quarter of 2014.
The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (charitable status pending) announced today at The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust’s 2013 convention the £100,000 pre-launch phase of the project to build Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive.
The mission of The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (P2SLC) is to develop, build and operate an improved Gresley class P2 Mikado steam locomotive for main line and preserved railway use. These 2-8-2 locomotives were the most powerful express passenger locomotives to operate in the UK, designed by Sir Nigel Gresley to haul 600 ton trains on the arduous Edinburgh to Aberdeen route. Sadly the design was never fully developed and they were rebuilt by his successor Edward Thompson into ungainly 4-6-2s in 1943/4. The P2SLC will build the 7th member of this class and demonstrate how the design can be fully realised through use of modern computer design and modelling techniques, enabling it to deliver its full potential hauling passenger trains at high speed across the national network.