First Society visit

The Ten & a Quarter Inch Gauge Railway Society’s first visit was to the Barn Well Hill Railway in North Oxfordshire. The railway is in a private garden which negotiates a steep slope by a series of zigzags and steep inclines and eventually will include two rack sections.

Motive power is provided by a 2-4-2 petrol loco ‘Glyder’, which used to operate as ‘Bella’ on the 12 ¼ inch gauge Nickelodeon Line at Ashorne Hall. Rolling stock includes a number of goods vehicle and whilst there is currently no working passenger vehicle two carriage bodies await refurbishment.

The railway is currently being constructed and Colin Hill first started work on the line around six years ago, however following the arrival of ‘Glyder’, the line has been partly relaid and extended. The original rail came from the Great Torrington Railway, which has been supplemented with heavy-duty rail from the Rhiw Valley Railway in Wales. The original section of line was laid on steel sleepers, but the extension uses plastic sleepers.

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The rack section will lead down to a balloon loop in the valley.

Pictures by Jonathan James and Rick Osman. Further visits will be announced in the Society’s occasional newsletter.

In the yard at the very top of the line although a higher extension is planned.
Colin Hill, centre, explaining the line’s provenance and future to some of Society members on the day.
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For sale – Torquay Manor start

Some years ago work started to build a GWR Torquay Manor 4-6-0 class loco using the Model Engineer as a basis. I have now decided I would like to sell the parts to make room for my present project. The beginnings of a 10 1/4 gauge Torquay Manor comprising Piston Valve Cylinders, SS Valve Gear, Front Bogey, CI Wheels & Patterns, CI Firebars, Rolled Steel o/s Smoke Box, Lubricator.

This would make an ideal project. Offers around £2000.

Please contact
David Murcott at Davidal@talktalk.net
.

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Missing stock

It is very rare for 10 1/4″locos and stock to be stolen, although it does happen, because most locos are well known to enthusiasts. However occasionally stuff does disappear either through theft or more often through just dropping out view.

We want to set up some system for identifying and tracking down missing locos and will be trialling ideas on this website.

If there is a loco or other rolling stock that you are searching for or which you wish to report missing please use the form below to contact us.

All information in this form is voluntary.

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The above details will be kept on the society computer database and will only be used by the society for keeping records. The society will not release any of your details to any other member or third party without written permission from you. This permission can be refused.

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Unique railway for sale, two lots

10 1/4 inch gauge. Two diesel trains with two spare engines. Two sets of carriages, one set is fibreglass bought four years ago at a cost of £12,000 the other is wooden. They carry a total of 58 people.

Plus complete track including points etc of approx one mile in total, buyer must take up.

They are being sold as two separate lots each comprising a locomotive, carriages, 1 spare engine and 1/2 mile of track. They are a bargain at £8,000 for one set with wooden carriages including approximately 1/2 mile of track and £9,000 for the other including fibreglass coaches and 1/2 mile of track.

Collection from Brooklands Pleasure Park, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8RR.

Please call Kevin on 07967 361847.

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Frames, bearings, sprockets for sale

Frames, bearings and sprockets bought as they were advertised as 7 1/4 but they are more suited to 10 1/4.

The frames are 15 1/4″ wide by 15 1/2″ long the horns are 3″ wide by 4 5/8″ deep the plate is 1/2″ thick (2 of these). Asking £100.

4 off Challenge cpt p208 bearing units with 30mm bore bearings. Asking £40.

2 off Asahi lp 206 bearing units with 28mm bore bearings. Asking £5.

4 off LDR t206 bearing units with 30mm bore bearings. Asking £20.

Tapper lock bush htc2517 25mm bore. Asking £4.

Sprocket 08b2b28 no taper lock with it. Asking £10.

Sprocket z45 2012 96 no taper lock with it. Asking £10.

Pipe blanks and hooks for buffers. Asking £10.

Located near Grimsby. More details contact Mark at marky_taz@yahoo.com.

Draw bar hooks

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AGM date and venue

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 Rudyard Lake Railway at 2pm on Saturday 8 September 2018. All society members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Loco for sale

This is for sale on eBay at present.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-1-4-Gauge-Miniature-Narrow-Gauge-Railway-Bogie-Diesel-Hydraulic-Locomotive-/292104870335?hash=item4402ce99bf:g:BswAAOSwjL5ZCZ6I


Or contact Southern Miniature Railways Ltd, Charles O’Mahoney, 79 Snowdrop Crescent, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9JA. Phone:01566248070; email:charles@minirail.co.uk.

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