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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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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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