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2015 IMechE Railway Challenge

The 2015 Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Challenge was held at the 10 1/4″ Stapleford Miniature Railway near Melton Mowbray where it has been held since the competition’s inception in 2012. There were seven entries all designed and built by … Continue reading

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Testing at Ferry Meadows

Before the forthcoming IMechE Challenge to be held at Stapleford on June 26-28 the Interfleet team have been testing at Ferry Meadows Railway. Peterborough. The team of six travelled down from Sheffield and spent a very long and cold day … Continue reading

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Our Facebook Group

For quite a time the Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society has had an official Facebook page but it’s not being used that much. Recently Jordan Whitfield set up a 10 1/4 Inch Gauge Railway Facebook group and … Continue reading

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Ingfield diesel day invitation

Ingfield Light Railway is very much a 10 1/4″ scale railway although it does have two resident Lister locos, Aidan Favell’s Hudswell Clarke ‘Coughing Polly’ and Drummond Randall’s AutoGrimmett ‘Thumper’. The railway has decided to hold its first Diesel Day … Continue reading

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Roy Francis funeral

The funeral of Commander Roy Francis, founder of the Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, in 1982, died on 26th January after a short illness will be held at 12.30pm on Friday February 13 at St Peter’s Church, Forncett St Peter, … Continue reading

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New tram being built

News from Ferry Meadows Railway in Peterborough is that they have started building a new tram for the railway. It will be some 38 feet long and 34 inches wide and will consist of two 12 seat cars with a … Continue reading

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Norfolk hero: Roy Francis

Lieutenant-Commander Roy Francis, founder of not one but two iconic 10 ¼ inch gauge lines, has died aged 92. In the 1960s and 1970s Commander Francis operated miniature steam trains at fetes and fairs for people to ride on before … Continue reading

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