No.85 "Merlin" requires a new lubricator to replace the current non-standard item.
The current lubricator on No.85 is actually a non-authentic "Silvertown" lubricator, fitted because the original "Wakefield" lubricator was missing at the time of restoration.
There are two mechanical lubricators on No.85. On the Fireman's side of the framing is the lubricator which feeds engine oil to the four driving axleboxes. On the Driver's side of the framing is the lubricator which feeds thicker, cylinder oil to the cylinders, valves and glands. Both lubricators are driven mechanically via a linkage to the motion of the engine.
Please consider donating to this appeal so that we can secure this rare item. Your donation will help return an authentic component to the locomotive which will be clearly visible when the locomotive is in operation.