|The Purbeck Mineral
& Mining Museum
Building a project as large as this requires a
lot of materials. By recycling materials, costs can be minimised and damage to environment
reduced, so there are no apologies for this begging page. Thanks for all
the Donations we have received. They have been most welcome, whether they are
small or large, they will all add up to a great Purbeck Heritage Centre. The
funding received from EU via Chalk and Cheese is to complete what is needed to
open the Museum. However more funds and equipment are required to develop the
Museum, so we still are in need of your help.
Shortly we shall see a working narrow gauge railway at Norden.
However the layout will be restricted at first and will need funds to develop
further. Click Here to see the track appeal
||We would love any track laying
||We have some, but more would
machine tools are always welcome. Donations instead would be
||We have received some
Grinders and drills but are wanting any Electric hand tools both 240v and
110 v that you may have spare and looking for a new home.
||We will always require sleepers
as even when the tramways are complete. There will be a rolling
replacement requirement as the wood decays.
||We have received a large
donation of sleepers and purchased a large quantity, but more will always
||We have decided on using a
minimum of 35lb/ft rails.
||We have now purchased a large stock of
track panels and turnouts. We have bought some 35lb track from Lynton and Barnstable and this has
been laid in front of the Transhipment shed. More 35lb track from Trecwn
has been purchased. However much more will be required to reach Studland!
||Although we now have a good
stock of waggons any 2 foot gauge in reasonable condition will be most
welcome. Locomotives are a rarity and highly sort after, working or not.
||We have bought a Ruston
48DL locomotive (with your kind donations), a quantity of ex Norden V
skips have been donated, some other V skips and ex MOD flat bed waggons
have been purchased. Several other ex Norden waggons have been purchased.
There are many more ex Norden V-skips out there, so please if they are no
longer required, we have a home for them.
|De-rusting and Painting
||Oh what a lovely job, it does
require consumables paint, paintbrushes, wire brushes, masks, eye
protection, and a shower at the end of a day.
||We have received some
donations, but we will always require more.
|Cine (Video or DVD) Film of the Railways and
Mining in Purbeck and Photographs
||We will always need more films and
photographs to display in the Museum when complete.
||We have very few cine films
and yet the mining activities must have been an ideal subject. A big thank
you to all who have donated their private collections of mining
photographs, but keep them coming
Thank you for everything that you have given, but
if you can spare any of the above please e-mail
If you have any materials and items that are ex
ball clay mining (We have received some
and they are on display in the Foreman's office)
and you are willing to donate or lend to the Museum also please