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Old 14-10-08, 04:45 AM   #1
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Default Stolen - Fowler traction engine plate

A Fowler traction engine plate was stolen from the engine when it attended an event at the weekend at Stotfold Mill.

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If anyone hears anything that may relate to this please contact the person mentioned in the link.


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Old 14-10-08, 10:19 AM   #2
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Martin, The link dosen't work unless you are a member.
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Old 14-10-08, 08:28 PM   #3
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Martin, The link dosen't work unless you are a member.
Sorry about that, I forgot we have the forum set so that non logged-in users can't view the messages.

Worth joining the Traction Talk forum if anyone has interest in road steam.

Anyway a Fowler ploughing engine brass plate showing its number 14247 was removed when the engine was at the Stotfold Mill working event last weekend. The crew went to lunch only to come back to the engine to find the plate had been removed.

I mention it on this forum as someone in the I.C world may hear about this.

What is so sad is that whoever is responsible will almost certainly have gone equipped for such an action, and will again almost certainly be an "enthusiast".

If anyone gets to hear anything that may lead to the plates recovery, do please PM me and I will pass the info on.


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Old 14-10-08, 10:13 PM   #4
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That is just disgracefull that someone can just walk of with such a thing

What use can it be for anyone else other than scrap ?


I will make this a sticky for a while so everyone is aware of it


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Old 14-10-08, 10:57 PM   #5
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Here is a picture of the engine, the stolen plate is the brass oval which can be seen on the side of the boiler.



Stolen plate aside, what a fantastic looking engine.

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Old 14-10-08, 11:22 PM   #6
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Here is a picture of the engine, the stolen plate is the brass oval which can be seen on the side of the boiler.



Stolen plate aside, what a fantastic looking engine.

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That wouldnt be Hero or Heroine would it? They are a lovely pair of ploughing enignes that have a similar paint job to that 1.

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Old 15-10-08, 02:16 AM   #7
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That wouldnt be Hero or Heroine would it? They are a lovely pair of ploughing enignes that have a similar paint job to that 1.
The engine names are "Sunrise" and "Sunset". They are Fowler Z7 engines that were originally made for overseas use. They are very large machines and I had the pleasure to work on an engine of the same type many years back.

The two engines look fantastic after a lot of restoration work recently.

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Old 15-10-08, 07:18 AM   #8
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That is just disgracefull that someone can just walk of with such a thing

What use can it be for anyone else other than scrap ?


I will make this a sticky for a while so everyone is aware of it


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You only have to look how much brass makers plates fetch on ebay for your answer I'm afraid.

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A despicable theft and worrying in that the perpetrators (there were probably more than one involved) may be tempted to go for other engine plates. These items are indeed of some value, but it would now be difficult to sell on considering the publicity that has been generated and that the item is so easily identified.
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Here is a picture of the plate from the sister engine. The stolen plate has the number 14247





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