The levels of benefits for donors is described as "Notches" which reflect 10000's notched driver's controller, seen below.
Notch 1 – All donors of £24 will be offered membership of the Society. This is not an annual membership rate. Click here to become a member.
Notch 7 - Donors of £10,000 or more will be offered a copy of Mark Langley's painting of the twins on Shap Fell. Donors in Notch 7 and 8 will also be privately invited to visit and observe all major activity, such as stock arrivals, movements by cranes, etc. (The painting is not available for sale).
Additionally, when the locomotive is completed, the trustees intend to offer thank yous to donors. These Thank Yous will be offered according to the amount that has been donated by the individual. It is not a right but will be offered at the time by trustees.
Notch level Total donations made
Notch 1 £24 - £59
Notch 2 £60 - £119
Notch 3 £120 - £239
Notch 4 £240 - £499
Notch 5 £500 - £1499
Notch 6 £1500 - £9,999
Notch 7 £10,000 - £24,999
Notch 8 £25,000+
Notch 2 - will be offered a discounted ticket price on one of 10000’s first trains in addition to Notch 1 benefits.
Notch 3 - will be offered a free seat on one of 10000’s first public trains in addition to Notch 1 and 2 benefits.
Notch 4 - will be offered a cab ride in 10000 along with Notch 1 - 3 benefits.
Notch 5 - will be offered a free seat on 10000’s first passenger train in addition to the benefits offered to Notch 1 - 4 members. Those people who were Life Members in the previous annual membership system are automatically entitled to Notch 5 benefits.
Notch 6 - will be offered a driver experience package, including an opportunity to drive 10000 along with all Notch 1 - 5 benefits.
Notch 8 - TBA
Notch 7 and 8 donors will be offered a copy of Mark Langley's painting of the twins on Shap. Here we see the artist with Society President Stan Fletcher.
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(a) Members aged below 18 are not permitted to vote in society meetings.
(b) Driver experience is for 18+ and not on public trains.
(c) All benefits are subject to arrangement, availability and conditions of third parties.
(d) All previous donations are included in the donations total.
(e) All benefits are not sales or for sale.
Photo right: 10000 at Northampton station in 1960. Courtesy of Paul Williams.