2017

Another part of the Shed’s roof renovated

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The unexpected renovation of the part of the roof above stands 12 and 13 is completed. On Monday, 27th November, the works were acknowledged with the participation of the representatives of Łódź Voivodeship Conservationist Office, which provided the extra budget for the renovation. The building company “Marbudex” again reached our expectations and completed the extra works according to the plan. The subsidy for repairs was worth 22 000 PLN and required own capital of 11 000 PLN. As we the association’s cash box is now empty we are still collecting the remaining amount also via crowdfunding:

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First stage of pump house reconstruction on finish!

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On Monday, 18th September, an official inspection by conservationist took place at the renovation site of the old pump house. This year’s works sponsored by the Council of Łódź Voivodeship (26 250 PLN) covered the reconstruction of the half of the roof and preparation for further works of the second half. A total cost of the works, completed by company “Marbudex” from Skierniewice, amounted to 43 013,21 PLN (including own assets from 1% of income tax for 2016).

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We started the renovation of the pump house

dsc_0052 In the beginning of August we started renovation of the oldest building in the Shed’s complex – the pump house which was serving the Skierniewice railway station since 1880. Renovation works are sponsored by the Council of Łódź Voivodeship and funds from the 1% of income tax. Works will be carried out by company “Marbudex” from Skierniewice and will involve rebuilding of the damaged roof.

 

 

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2016

The end of first stage of skylight reconstruction

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On Tuesday, 8th November, a conservationist inspection of the first rebuilt part of the roundhouse’s skylight was conducted. The task of completing the rebuild appeared to be very tricky and required a lot of organizational effort. It was also a big technical challenge to our contractor, company “Marbudex”. Yet, the works reached the finish and now the roof above stands 1 to 3 is complete and can successfully protect against elements our most valuable exhibits: steam engine class Ol49-4 and battery unit 090 802Ma “Wittfeld

The rebuild works were completed thanks to the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, transportation company Freightliner PL and the 1% of income tax.

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Currently, we are still looking for assets to complete the repairs of last two parts of roof cover. At the moment we managed to collect 12 thousand PLN, but we still require at least 4000 PLN to complete at least half of the remaining roof cover repairs.

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General overhaul of the skylight

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At last, after many weeks of formal agreements, we started the overhaul of the skylight on the roundhouse. Thanks to the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the transportation company Freightliner PL, the skylight will be brought back to the useful state above the stands 1 to 3. First, the metal frameworks will be cleaned and painted with anti-corrosive paint. Next a new reinforced glass will be fitted.

For the time of the works we reserve the right to exclude this part of the roundhouse (including the stand with “Wittfeld” Battery Motor Unit) from sightseeing. Sorry for inconvenience.


Another milestone in roof repairs

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We reached another milestone in renovation works of our Engine Shed. On 28th July a commission accompanied by the representatives of conservation office approved the finished roof repairs above stands 14 to 23 from the side of turntable. This part of the works was sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Łódź Voivodeship Conservationists office, Bank Spółdzielczy from Skierniewice and 1% from income tax.

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Another stage of roof repairs reaching finish

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This years renovation works of roundhouse building is slowly reaching its end. The construction company “Marbudex” from Skierniewice is completing the roof repairs above stand 14. Works are sponsored from the fund of Łódź Voivodeship’s Conservationist. We are still applying for more funds to finish repairs of last two patches in front of the building, above stands 12 and 13 – we still need 30 thousand PLN to complete this works. From the other hand, we are completing the formalities connected with other subsidy, this time from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which will allow us to start the rebuild of the skylight in August.15


Starting the first in this year renovation works in the Shed

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On Wednesday, 27th April, we started the first in this year renovation of Shed’s buildings. The works will be conducted by company “Marbudex” from Skierniewice, a partner who already proved trustworthy in previous renovation activities. Thanks the subsidies from Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and money from 1% of income tax, the whole roof cover above the stands 15 to 23 will be replaced. At the moment we are completing the documentation and resources required to finish all roof works in the main roundhouse.


More subsidies for reconstruction of roundhouse roof

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In a major undertaking, like running a historical engine shed, there is no stop in applying for new subsidies. During last days, we were informed that Conservationist Office of Łódź Voivodeship reserved the amount of 25000 PLN for repairs of another area of roof in the main roundhouse. At the moment we are completing the documentation required to finalize and sign up the agreement. The main aim of this year’s works is to complete the reconstruction of the roof on this building and we still need resources to cover the cost of works above two last stands.

We would also like to encourage you to support us with 1% of income tax and donations paid directly to our account. The money will increase the amount of so called own assets and simultaneously increases our chances in applying for more subsidies.

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First subsidies for renovation in Skierniewice Shed – help us collect the initial capital

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March is the beginning of struggle with tax settlements, therefore we would like to encourage you to share your 1% of income tax to our Association. As in the previous years, collected money will be turned into the initial capital required when applying for public subsidies. We already managed to successfully apply for four subsidies. Part have been already paid to Association’s account, part waits for the final signatures and part requires a couple of last documents to finish the procedure.

Two most important subsidies are sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and will be devoted for the repairs of another 612 square meters of roundhouse roof and first stage of skylight rebuild. Unfortunately, the required initial capital is much higher then we expected. For the 190 thousand PLN applied, we need 47 thousand PLN of own capital. Nevertheless the amount will let us bring to the end the repairs of roundhouse roof leaving only the skylight to be completed.

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First subsidy of the Ministry (90000 PLN) for the task Skierniewice Engine Shed – roundhouse (19th century): continuation of rebuild of damaged roof (stands 15-23). The task includes repairs of another part of main Shed building over the stands 15 to 23 (total area of 612 sq. m). The repairs requires a complete replacement of wooden parts of the roof and laying a double layer of felt.

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Second subsidy of the Ministry (100000 PLN) for the task Skierniewice Engine Shed – roundhouse (19th century): continuation of rebuild of damaged roof (skylight over stands 1-3). For the first time we will be able to repair the large skylight spanning the whole length of the roundhouse. Thanks to that, the roof over stands 1 to 3 will be complete (this part of the roof underwent overhaul in the previous years). We are especially happy that the most precious exhibits from our collection (especially the battery unit Wittfeld) will be protected against the rain and snow.

We also received the subsidy from City Council of Skierniewice. We were granted 6500 PLN (required initial capital 1625 PLN) for the task Adaptation of historical buildings for museum and cultural purposes. This amount will be devoted for the tracks relaying within the premises of Engine Shed. Another subsidy, sponsored by BZ WBK Bank Found, will be devoted for Technical Education Workshops (we write more about that here).

Totaling, we still need over 50000 PLN of initial capital, and there are new subsidy applications to come. We also encourage various institutions and companies to help us collect the required money.