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Locos at Watford’s Cassiobury Park

Jonathan James recently visited the 10 1/4 inch gauge Watford Miniature Railway in Cassiobury Park, a line which opened in 1959. The railway has only one station but comprises a complicated circuit including one level crossing. Trains were being operated … Continue reading

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AGM date announced

Advance notice of AGM. Just a short note to say that this year’s AGM of The Ten and a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society will be held at Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray at 2pm on Sunday 4 September … Continue reading

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Heavy rail now sold

SOLD – 600ft of West Virginia 20lb rail in 15ft lengths with fish-plates; 18 straight and 22 curved to an estimated minimum radius of 85ft (two of which are quite pitted). Clips also included along with some 10 1/4 inch … Continue reading

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Project loco for sale

Seen on eBay was this loco project. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-1-4-7-25-7-1-4-Gauge-Railway-Locomotive-Live-Steam-/152010643034? Almost all parts to finish a 7 ft long by 800mm Chassis in 7 1/4 or 10/1/4 inch gauge. Cylinders and running gear are Thomas 2. Full set of Motion Rods all … Continue reading

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New YouTube channel for 10 1/4 inch

Brian Jones has added a YouTube channel just for my miniature railway videos, It is called ‘Brian Jones – Channel Ten (and a Quarter)’ and can be found at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-1uUnYb-0Ydn4NwNmY5-dQ/featured . Brian admits that other gauges might find their way … Continue reading

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Midland 4F plans

We are intending to construct a Midland 4F locomotive (standard class 4 goods 0-6-0) from scratch. Whilst we are all engineers from different fields we are not steam engineers. This will be our first locomotive build project. We would like … Continue reading

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SOLD – Rail for sale

Sold. 9lb a yard steel rail The rail is used but in good condition: 84 lengths at 6 metres, a mixture of curved and straight. Fishplates included. Contact 01472 604657 or email info@mrwrailways.co.uk for further details and photos

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