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.

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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.


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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Sold! Lister loco for sale – gauge adjustable

Lister powered industrial quarry-style locomotive with 1.5 horsepower Lister D petrol engine powering an Eaton hydraulic gearbox. Finished in red, unused and as direct from builder, Robert Sheppard in 2014 using a Lister D agricultural engine.

Lister engined loco of a type used in quarries and industrial locations. True to the spirit of minimum and minimal gauge logos this is not a model of a specific loco but is a locomotive in its own right. Usefully, like many Lister locomotives it’ is regaugable from 7 1/4″ up to 15″ and so is practicable for visiting miniature railways throughout the UK and indeed the world!

The wheels slide along a keyway and lock in place with grub screws and an Allen key. It takes about 5 minutes to set up at a new track.

Seat and controls fit in toolbox at front for transportation.

No couplings as people use different systems.

Measures 6 foot long by 25 inches wide.

£1,950, collection from North London

Reason for sale is that we have a forced house move, which is a bit of a shame really. Email rick.osman@highwiredesign.com or ring Rick on 07980 544990.

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Now sold! Built by David King in 1980, ‘Weasel’ is 10 ¼ inch gauge four wheeled internal combustion locomotive thatspent the majority of its life at the Wells Harbour Railway.

After replacement by newer locomotives in later years, ‘Weasel’ was stripped down for a rebuild which never materialised. The locomotive is currently dismantled.

Included in the price are the rolling chassis, a secondhand 3 cylinder Kubota diesel engine (not tested), Eaton 11 hydrostat (like new) and all bodywork. Dimensions are length 2000mm, width 770mm, chassis 630mm Height.

Viewing of the locomotive welcome. Please phone 01472 604657 or email info@mrwrailways.co.uk for further details.


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