For sale! Pair of 10¼ Gauge Cromar White bogies

As previously advertised a pair of 10¼ Gauge Cromar White bogies.

Bought by me for a possible wheelchair coach project at Ingfield but now not needed.

Originally used under a Severn Lamb coach, wheels are wide but profiled to 9.5/8″ Back to Back dimensions. One wheel on each axle is loose and rotates smoothly in an oilite bush (very clever) but could easily be made fixed using a steel bush in its place. At the same time the bogies could be made into powered bogies or regauged to 7¼” easily enough.

Major dimensions are:- Length – 600mm
Overall width – 400mm over bearings, 475mm over de-railing bars (could be cut down) Overall Height – 210mm
Wheelbase – 400mm Height to bolster – 175mm
Bolster Pin Dia – 21mm
Wheel Dia – 150mm x 40mm
Axle Dia – 35mm Bearings – 25mm Take Up Bearings with die springs.

Collection from Eastleigh but could Pallet at cost. £600 ovno
Phone or message 07974 928014‬.

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London Model Engineering Show

The Society will be exhibiting at the London Model Engineering Exhibition 2020 at Alexandra Palace in North London from Friday 17th until Sunday 19th January 2020

A typical Ten and a Quarter display from a previous year.

Exhibition opening times are 10am – 5.00pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 4.30pm on Sunday. All the latest information is available via the website

This is a link to the mini show guide so you can plan your visit

Advance tickets prices are Adult £11.50; Senior/Student £11.00; Child (5-14) £4.00 and are available via the website . Don’t forget if you are ordering more than 10 tickets to use the code GRP10. Advance ticket sales close at midnight on Thursday 16th January via the website.

On The Day tickets are available from 9am from the cash box and the exhibition opens at 10am. Prices for these are Adult £12.50; Senior/Student £12.00; Blue Light Cardholders £10.00; Child (5-14) £4.50.

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Sold! Mardyke Wheelchair Wagon

Mardyke constructed solid steel 6m plate bogie wheelchair wagon with parking brake at one end. Anchor holes for two wheelchairs (possibly takes three). End and side loading. Separate loose aluminium loading ramp. 13½ feet long 14¾ feet over buffers which are attached to bogies, pivoted 18 inches from ends. 10¼ gauge. 26 inches wide inside, outside 28½ inches over side bolt catches.

Heavy as can be imagined from size and plate thickness. Buyer collects from Mid-Sussex. Superfluous rust and needs complete repaint. Therefore £950 or near offer.

Contact: David Adams 077047 987316 or

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0-6-0 for sale 10 1/4″

Originally an 0-6-4 tank engine built by Mr Murcott senior in approximately 1965. It was purchased by RVR in 2014, with the Curwen Atlantic and Bullock which all came from Wales. 

I brought the loco from RVR in late 2014, stripped it down for overhaul and that’s as far as I got. 

The loco is  available in strip down form. Motion still on chassis. The boiler has a new valid 10 year hydraulic on it. Has an axle pump and buffalo injector. Cylinder bore is 4″ by 4.5″ stroke. 9″ wheels. Wheelbase is 2ft overall.

It is not to scale proportions but will make a very nice over scale loco. 

Asking £8000. Please contact Adam Jeffrey

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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.


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

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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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