Wolds Way Lavender Company

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Wolds Way Lavender Company

Postby Corusman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:45 pm

This is a new one to me, but maybe others are familar with it.
The lavender farm is near Malton and has a working 7.25inch railway. The railway is a tourist attraction but is also used to bring the harvested lavender in from the fields in scenes reminiscent of the Sand Hutton. Currently a diesel hydraulic is the motive power but a steam loco is under construction.
In short bags of prototype modelling potential .
Check out the web site http://www.woldswaylavender.co.uk/

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:22 pm


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Postby Corusman » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Oh well, I enjoyed "discovering" it.
So where are all the models, it seems an ideal project?

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Postby chris stockdale » Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:48 pm

Corusman wrote:Oh well, I enjoyed "discovering" it.


Don't let me put you off (or not took much, hopefully). After all if folk didn't occasionally drag something up again then it is all too easy for other newer Gnatterboxers to be unaware.

Whilst I shudder at the colour of their stock, and prefer a more minimal gauge type loco than miniature I agree with you, it's a nice line with good operation potential for a model.

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Re: Wolds Way Lavender Company

Postby chris stockdale » Tue Sep 13, 2016 9:32 pm

And now it could be yours, see:

https://www.theguardian.com/money/galle ... n-pictures

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