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Copper sheet C107 (formerly BS2875) for Locomotive Fireboxes

The South Devon Railway is able to supply copper sheets large enough to construct new locomotive fireboxes! Satisfied customers now include the Paignton & Dartmouth Railway whose newly recommissioned locomotive, 7827 Lydham Manor, recently returned to traffic with a new firebox made from copper sourced and supplied via the SDR workshops at Buckfastleigh.

7827 %quot;Lydham Manor"
The recent return to steam of Lydham Manor with a new copper firebox

The copper sheets come in the following sizes:-

10' x 8' x 5/8"
8' x 6' x 1"

The copper is to  C107 (BS 2875)  Phosphorous Deoxidised Arsenical Copper and is from a European source.

Another heritage line is about to take delivery of four sheets being sufficient to construct a firebox for one of their locomotives.

Enquiries should go in the first instance to Rob Le Chevalier at Buckfastleigh Works. 01364 643461


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