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Steam Railways I have travelled on
« on: September 18, 2011, 06:47:49 pm »
A little treat for Steam fans, I live in East Dorset and not far away is the Moors Valley Railway (Black loco leaving station) the Exbury Railway (Blue loco on turntable, incidetally same name as "her indoors" if you watched Minder!) and finally a Spam Can at Swanage.



Hope you like them
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2011, 07:24:31 pm »
MVR model shop is also a handy source of Dapol stuff after its 'unavailable' according to the masses (ie Hattons haven't got one)
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2011, 07:41:51 pm »
Smashing pics :camera: Thanks for posting. I have thought about getting the Farish spam can but ohh, those front bogies look awful. I have the Merchant Navy 'India Line' but they still look grim :(

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2011, 07:55:46 pm »
I have thought about getting the Farish spam can but ohh, those front bogies look awful. I have the Merchant Navy 'India Line' but they still look grim :(
Well mines a 30+ year old GF, had to get the magnifying glass out but it appears to say "Belgian Marine" on the badge. Ok the wheels would be better on a pram, perhaps I can change them later. At the moment I'm after an overall effect I'll worry about the rivets later. First I've got to sort out these tighter than wished for curves so that it'll go round them.
Thanks for your posts
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2011, 07:57:00 pm »
Thanks for posting the pictures. :thumbsup:

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2011, 08:11:42 pm »
One of my old favourites... 'Dobwalls' near Truro - alas no more, will be sadly missed  :'(

If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2011, 08:41:49 pm »
Great photos, I like those little steamers more than their big brothers.

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2011, 08:43:57 pm »
4x2 is 'Dobwalls' closing down, if so why?, those locos are stunning.
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 08:57:46 pm »
4x2 is 'Dobwalls' closing down, if so why?, those locos are stunning.
Long closed i'm afraid.... The loco's were sold on (to someone in Australia i think !), and i believe the Park closed due to financial problems.

And yes, the steamers were AWESOME !  :thumbsup:
If it's got rails... you have my full, undivided attention - Steam, diesel and electric, 'tis all good !

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2011, 10:41:08 pm »
Re Dobwalls: The Locos were purchased by Plowmans Nursery near Bournemouth Airport the link below tells the early story, I saw them there some time ago but have no idea if they are still there. More local government spoiling.
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/3877072.Plowman___s_in_a_pickle_over_trains/
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 05:03:57 pm »
I missed out the Indian Hill Railway that runs from Mettupalayam to the former hill station at Ooty. The line used to be intirely hauled by Swiss built locos dating from the 1890s. These pictures were taken in 2009.



You can see the construction plate in this shot.



For the steeper sections they use a variation on the rack system known as alternate biting teeth, the wheel in this shot is lowered under the loco to engage on the rack shown in the next.




The Brake car


The junction at Coonor where a diesel completes the journey to Ooty


The change to diesel power.

The journey takes over 4 hours and is incredibly cheap being run by India's Southern Railway
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2011, 05:51:46 pm »
I was glued to the TV programmes. Fantastic devotion to their railways. Thanks for posting the pics :thumbsup: (I need that envy button again)

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 09:02:24 pm »
The last British steam trains I rode on was in 1957, Snow Hill Station Birmingham to London, pulled by King James II, then onto the boat train to Tilbury Docks to get on the Strathaird ship to Australia.

The last steam train I rode on here was good old Puffing Billy in the Dandenong Ranges Victoria, here is a picture I took of one  of several NA Class Baldwin Narrow Gauge locos.

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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2011, 03:53:25 pm »
One I would liked to have travelled on in Sardinia



And the one I did travel on through lovely scenery



The railcar is a Fiat/Brown Boveri diesel electric built in 1957, little beauty aint she.
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Re: Steam Railways I have travelled on
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2011, 03:55:12 pm »
Does the Fiat/Brown Boveri come in N scale?

 

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