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 2p on Saturday 8 September 2018. All society members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hughley Light Railway is situated in the glorious Shropshire countryside Near Much Wenlock. The 12 1/4″ gauge private railway was commenced in 1990. The track work is of 9lb/yard EN8 flat bottomed steel rail on ex BR sleepers, sawn to 3” x 3” x 18” at 12” centres and set in 10mm granite ballast. All joints are parallel with built-in expansion capability. The total track length of 2 and a quarter miles incorporates ten sets of weight-biased points allowing for re-routing and extended non-return running. As with the track work the 2 locomotives and rolling stock have been built by the owners to a proportional quarter full-size scale.
Locomotive 1: BR Class 37 outlined Co-Co diesel/hydraulic locomotive – ENDURANCE
Locomotive 2: BR shunter outlined 0-6-0 petrol/mechanical locomotive – TENACITY
Unique articulated HLR Pullman Coach original structure designed by Robert Whiteley. The coach consists of five, ten foot long articulated segments. The coachwork of each segment is identical except for the two end compartments which have wheelchair access facilities.
There is a lot more which has been left out. The owners are prepared to separate items to ensure the railway is sold. No reasonable offers will be refused. Please contact Mr David Perriton or Mrs Janet Perriton, telphone 01746 785485.
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 email@example.com or ring Rick on 07980 544990.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
The weekend before our AGM on Sunday September 4 at Stapleford MR, the railway itself has an open weekend with showman’s engines, fairground organs and so forth, admission is £3 per adult per day and the event takes place on August 27, 28 and 29, more details from Jeremy Grice on 01664 851614.
The society is pleased to announce that Phil Devonport had agreed to take over as membership secretary. Phil who is also the society’s archivist for steam locomotives said that he is looking forward to the task and hopes that new members will soon be swamping him with subscriptions.