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by Voyager
Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Source of slate chippings
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Source of slate chippings

For those who model with a North Wales theme (acknowledging, of course, that slate was/is also quarried in Pembrokeshire and the Lake District), I noticed today that bags containing as many slate chippings as you will probably ever need (unless, perhaps, you are contemplating a 1:24 diorama of the e...
by Voyager
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Spotted at Statfold Barn
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Spotted at Statfold Barn

Thanks for your report Steve. Probably the best March event so far, and a beautiful day. JACK and the B&A tram share something in common - JACK worked at the clay works of John Knowles (Wooden Box) Ltd in Woodville, Derbyshire, through which the B&A passed on its route from Burton in Staffor...
by Voyager
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall Gardens Open Days 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Eaton Hall Gardens Open Days 2017

Dear All, Dates for 2017 just published on the Eaton Estate website. http://www.eatonestate.co.uk/our-giving/eaton-hall-garden-open-days.aspx Sunday 16 April (Easter w/e) Sunday 28 May (Bank Holiday w/e) Sunday 30 July Sunday 27 August (Bank Holiday w/e) Nothing specific about the railway on that pa...
by Voyager
Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: need help to ID this Hunslet
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: need help to ID this Hunslet

Here in the UK - people here with an interest in such things are already digging out some suggestions after having seen the thread appear. May be best if you PM me.
by Voyager
Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: need help to ID this Hunslet
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: need help to ID this Hunslet

Go for it, Sir!

(But if you decide not to then please do spill the beans on where and the details of the vendor if you are able)

A "Tiny Tim" class mining loco. Will dig further for you on history.
by Voyager
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Spotted at Statfold Barn
Replies: 9
Views: 1979

Re: Spotted at Statfold Barn

Steve,

Yes, as you surmise, at Statfold for assessment for possible work.

BTW, for those who've never been, the third and final Enthusiasts' Day event of 2016 will be on Saturday 10th September. To request an invitation see www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk
by Voyager
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: SCAMP - Light 7.25" Gauge Loco
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

SCAMP - Light 7.25" Gauge Loco

Dear All, I hope that it is not too presumptuous of me to start this thread, as I certainly do not in any way wish to detract from Stockers' Pell Wall thread where the SCAMP class of locomotive has already been mentioned, but I thought there may be some interest. SCAMP is the creation of Colin Edmon...
by Voyager
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 29817

Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Your railway is looking super Chris.

SCAMP #9 slowly taking shape in my garage here, with the third of the body style options.

Perhaps a trio photo in due course?

All the best,

Mark
by Voyager
Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Unidentified Lister
Replies: 64
Views: 24906

Re: Unidentified Lister

Gents,

Apologies if this is no longer relevant, but I was talking today to a Lister owner from NW England about various castings etc. he was producing for a restoration. If anyone is interested please PM me and I will put you in touch.
by Voyager
Thu May 21, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Shed of the Year 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Shed of the Year 2015

All, In case you haven't heard about it via another route, a noted member of the minimal gauge community, Colin Edmondson, is a finalist in the "Shed of the Year" competition (note to international readers - a British idiosyncrasy - bear with me and read on) with his "Micro Shed"...
by Voyager
Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:09 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Thanks for posting these Don.

Great to see the Hunslet-Jenbach with Heywood couplers fitted - I think that Sir Arthur would have approved!

Mark
by Voyager
Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Just a quick reminder to anyone who has it on their "to do" list for 2014 that this coming Sunday (24th August) is the last opportunity to visit this year. I will aim to post 2015 dates early in the new year once I have them, but for forward planning purposes it seems to be reasonably safe...
by Voyager
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: All Heywood stock removed from the Perrygrove
Replies: 7
Views: 2281

Sad news indeed, but let's hope that James is able to find a new home for the collection and it can once again be seen in a way that does it proper justice.
by Voyager
Sun Jul 27, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Colin,

Thanks for pointing out the other sub 2'0" examples - just goes to prove the versatility of the design.

Mark
by Voyager
Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Good find Stockers, Presume it will be cover for KATIE, or perhaps they are going to launch two train operation? DH-25s are not all that scarce in the UK, not least as their design lends itself to regauging from the as-built 2'0". Fairbourne's GWRIL is one, at 12.25", and there are several...
by Voyager
Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 5459

All, With apologies if this is stretching the thread or old news, but today I purchased a copy of "Sylvasprings Watercress Narrow Gauge Railway" by Paul Webb, published by the Moseley Trust (http://www.mrt.org.uk) ISBN 0-9540878-7-9 which contains lots of useful photographs for modellers a...
by Voyager
Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Feldbahn museum
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Evening Roger, It is a compressed air locomotive, but what's unusual about it is the multiple storage cylinders, compared with the more common arrangement of a single pressure vessel which usually gives such locos an appearance not dissimilar from a fireless steam locomotive. The advantage of the mu...
by Voyager
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Finally bought a narrowboat book,
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Hi Forrest,

Hope you enjoy the book.

If it triggers any questions about UK transport, industry or geography please post here as I'm sure someone will know the answer.
by Voyager
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Gnoteable Anniversary
Replies: 34
Views: 5459

Ian, Great to see that Purespring is alive and well - I certainly enjoyed following it on your website in the past. Any possibility that it will ever visit the UK? I understand (but have no knowledge or involvement beyond that) that one of the major UK model railway exhibitions is going to have a bi...
by Voyager
Fri May 23, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Miniature Railway Magazine Issue 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Miniature Railway Magazine Issue 25

Mine arrived today. The usual good mix of content in the now well-established format. I think that a couple of congratulations are in order: 1) To David Henshaw, his family and associates for their commitment to launching the magazine in the first place; 2) To Stockers (of this parish) for his co-au...
by Voyager
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: Industrial Railway Society book
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

The IRS stock control system has on occasions been known to find a box or two of copies of a book which had previously been understood to be out of print (and I say that not as a criticism but as an IRS member who has benefited from exactly that). In addition, the IRS from time to time receives seco...
by Voyager
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: makers plate question
Replies: 8
Views: 2301

... and a picture of the newest AK plate appears in the "New Blenheim Train" post currently active in Prototype Prattles.
by Voyager
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: A shared birthday
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Culture indeed - they don't make Children's TV they used to!
by Voyager
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 29817

That turntable concept has a fair bit in common with the portable turntable carried by several Marks of Wickham Trolley.

(BTW track laying dates noted!)
by Voyager
Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall dates 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 3073

Eaton Hall dates 2014

Evening all, Eaton Hall dates for 2014 are now up on http://www.eatonestate.co.uk Sundays 20th April, 25th May, 27th July and 24th August, 10:30am to 5pm. Admission is £6 for adults and £1.50 for children, all proceeds to charity. The railway is due to be operating on all four days. Train tickets ar...

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