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Founder member Bob Symes dies aged 90

Bob Symes (Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff), one of the founder members of the Ten and a Quarter Inch Gauge Society, membership no 8, died on January 19 aged 90 years. Best known in 10 ¼ inch circles for … Continue reading

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Alexandra Palace show

The society attended the annual model engineering show at Alexandra Palace this weekend, mid January 2015. The display, organsised by Aidan Favell, comprised ‘Alice’ an approximately half scale Bagnall 0-4-2 built by Giles Favell in 2001. ‘Alice’ is an efficient … Continue reading

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Wat Tyler Miniature Railway

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Wat Tyler Miniature Railway is located in Wat Tyler Country Park, about a 10 minute walk from Pitsea station in Essex. The railway has four stations at Park Entrance, Grand Central, Holly Cottage and Riverside … Continue reading

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Unusual gauge railway – Faversham

The Faversham Miniature Railway is notable for its unusual gauge of 9 inches.runs through the grounds of the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm, which was hosting the annual ‘Cherry Festival’ at the time of my visit. There are a … Continue reading

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Visit to South Downs LR

The 10 1/4 inch gauge South Downs Light Railway forms a circuit around a garden centre at Pulborough in Sussex. There is one main station at Stopham Road, plus two smaller stations that are not used on a regular basis … Continue reading

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Visit to Hall Leys Park

The Hall Leys Park miniature railway in Matlock is 9 1/2 inch gauge line which is about 200 yards long, running alongside the River Derwent. The railway is about a 5 to 10 minute walk from Matlock station. There is … Continue reading

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Ingfield fete

A visit to the Ingfield Light Railway on Sunday June 8 for the showed some extensive running on this recently extended railway. The new extension was in operation and effectively two systems were working each charging for separate tickets at … Continue reading

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