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narrow gauge railway going

Postby 4472 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Great grandson of Peter Benjamin Spicer (LNWR retired)

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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby MichaelDavis79 » Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:09 am

What a pity :|

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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:21 am

It's always sad to see these lines close down, but the sub 15" gauges don't have so much of the "all ages" appeal. They seem to do better as model engineering club running lines, which are more like giant train sets with lots of activity.
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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby Forfarian » Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:57 pm

This railway is about 15 miles from me, it has been part of the summer scene in Arbroath for many years, but as the article says falling numbers doesn't pay the bills, It will be sad to see it go, maybe someone will buy it as a job lot and move it where it will be used.
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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:36 pm

One problem with these scales is vandalism, Kerrs suffered as does the club in Paisley, think it would need to be away from urban areas.

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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:35 pm

We are fortunate here in having a multi gauge club running track belonging to Avonvale Model Engineers which is sited on a field next to a large farm shop and just down the road The Evesham Vale Railway, 15" gauge line on a site attached to a retail outlet park. The Model Engineers site is rather exposed and visible from a main road, a large open expanse making it unattractive to trespass. The 15" gauge line has a secure loco shed and a large station canopy which covers all of the passenger stock. The girders supporting the canopy also support roller shutter security doors which wind down to form a completely closed box when the the railway isn't running.
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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:46 pm

Surfing Transport Treasury came upon this photo followed by the second & third next.

https://www.transporttreasury.com/p6771 ... #hbcee7d64

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Re: narrow gauge railway going

Postby Peterm » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:12 pm

Shame about the narrow gauge line closing, but an interesting link from ex-pat. Thanks both.
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