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A visit to Hastings

The 10 1/4 inch gauge Hastings Miniature Railway is a short walk from Hastings station and first opened in 1948. It is 600 yards long and has three stations at Marine Parade (opened 1959), East Beach Street Halt and Rock-A-Nore. … Continue reading

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Back on track after 50 years

Locomotives not seen for some 50 years have now been secured by the Royal Victoria Railway. Now on site at Netley near Southampton are three 10 1/4 locomotives, No 2006 March 1952 Curwen Atlantic and No 2011 1936 Bullock Pacific … Continue reading

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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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