Sponsorship is invited, in full or part towards the purchase of components for the locomotive and/or tenders. For guidance on which parts or activities can be supported, please read through the component list below or contact the Trust directly to discuss your requirements.

Each gift of £150 or greater can be recorded on our "Roll of Honour". Checkout

In order to sponsor a component either please click and nominate the component as instructed below. 

To nominate the component you wish to support please add description/part number from the table below in to the "I would like to leave the charity a message"  (140 CHARACTERS MAX.)


Complete and return this Sponsorship Form and nominate the component(s) you wish to sponsor by description/part number. 

Component Sponsorship - Rolling Chassis

Converting the static mainframe to a rolling chassis will require a significant sum to procure the full set of components to be assembled into the three main axle sets. Each axle set will then be sequentially fitted into position under the frames. New sources of supply will be required, particularly where specialised manufacturing processes and parts are concerned compared with our previous requirements. Notwithstanding this, the capabilities of our existing suppliers and the cooperative relationships created will continue to be applicable in a number of areas. Fortunately, the design definition of these parts has been proven, derived from former LNER designs and, more recently, successfully used on Tornado.

At the moment, having cast the hornblocks, we are seeking sponsorship of the next two key components for the rolling chassis - these are the Cannonbox Assembly and the Coupled Axlebox Assembly (Leading).

Detailed costing of the components that make up these assemblies, complete with descriptions and CAD pictures are available for download in the attached .pdfs.

Cannonbox assembly - Cannonbox Pricing

Coupled Axlebox Assembly (leading) - Leading Axlebox Pricing


Technical improvements to the original cannon axle box design used on Tornado will be used on Spirit of Sandringham via a co-operative agreement with the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust. The B17 Steam Locomotive Trust wish to record their grateful thanks to the A1SLT Team for their kind help and support to the B17 project.