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by Igor
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Narrow gauge art pizza layout
Replies: 4
Views: 1904

Narrow gauge art pizza layout

Bit of a random one this, but an artist from the USA has created an art installation in Cardiff - using what appears to be a full size minimum gauge pizza layout. See http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/a ... ts-7979860
by Igor
Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Identifying Lima coach
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

Re: Identifying Lima coach

Definitely says Lima on the chassis.
by Igor
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Identifying Lima coach
Replies: 3
Views: 3276

Identifying Lima coach

Hi, I just wondered if anyone can help identify an old Lima coach. I bought it some time ago and it is currently being rebuilt as a 16mm (ish) scale narrow gauge vehicle. It is 0 gauge (the body is not really to scale but the gauge is 32mm), it has 3 compartments and most noticeably a bright yellow,...
by Igor
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Military Moving Target Tramways
Replies: 18
Views: 20850

Re: (F) Military Moving Target Tramways

Regarding the Okehampton range line, you may be interested to gnow that the current one is self propelled and 2' 6" gauge, but the original was cable-hauled and 18" - close enough to 15"?
by Igor
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Adams Farm Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 1918

Very interesting. I believe Amberley have one of the Adam's Farm wagons.
by Igor
Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Moors Valley 2ft gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Do you gnow what the brown loco is for, or the 2ft gauge coach? The various wagons just seem to be on display.
by Igor
Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Chinese 300mm gauge mine railways
Replies: 3
Views: 2313

Chinese 300mm gauge mine railways

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/john.raby1/mine.html
http://www.china.internationalsteam.co. ... ina213.htm

Thought these might be interesting. They are small hand-worked mine railways around Shibanxi in China.
by Igor
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Cuckoo Hill Railway
Replies: 0
Views: 2034

Cuckoo Hill Railway

I thought somebody might be interested to see this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bNfMdXLDc0 It is a video I found of Cuckoo Hill Railway at Avon Valley Nurseries near Ringwood. Not only do they have a 7 1/4" 2-4-0 built by Moors Valley and running on a track around the site to carry people t...
by Igor
Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Moors Valley 2ft gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 2710

Moors Valley 2ft gauge

I was at Moors Valley the other day and was interested to see some 2ft gauge stock on display at Kingsmere, including what looked like an under construction/restoration steam loco. It was not their 2ft gauge 'Emmet'. Does anyone have any ideas?
by Igor
Fri May 24, 2013 6:52 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?
Replies: 23
Views: 8705

What's happened to Small Layouts Scrapbook?

http://www.carendt.com/
The old pages have gone. Are they linked to anything?
by Igor
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: New 15" railway in Clevedon, somerset, UK
Replies: 2
Views: 2719

I find this interesting. I understand some people are sad to see it regauged as the original gauge (9 1/2") is very rare. I think the track will be quite interesting as they are apparently using the existing rails and sleepers, so the sleepers will be quite narrow. Another 9 1/2" line is h...
by Igor
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Poppleton Nursery Railway.
Replies: 23
Views: 15367

Good to see an 'alternative' 2ft gauge preserved railway to what we usually see.
by Igor
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Isle of Mull Railway coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

Narrow gauge Nutter wrote:as far as I can remember you would only get small persons - children - side by side.


This seems very likely. I wonder how the 70cm width compares to normal carriages on this gauge.
by Igor
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:07 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Springfield Agricultural Railway Wickham loco
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Springfield Agricultural Railway Wickham loco

Does anyone gnow anything about this loco ( http://www.ingr.co.uk/images/SAR_news086.JPG ) ? There is some more information at http://www.ingr.co.uk/sar_update.html It was apparently converted from a Wickham target trolley. All it says there is that it was bought as part of a collection of items whi...
by Igor
Fri Apr 05, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Isle of Mull Railway coaches
Replies: 5
Views: 3048

Isle of Mull Railway coaches

Most coaches on 10 1/4" gauge are only wide enough to seat one person, but I seem to remember reading in an old copy of Narrow Gauge World that the Isle of Mull coaches seat two side by side. Does anyone have any photos to show how they do this? It isn't very clear in any that I've found.
by Igor
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 7276

by Igor
Wed Mar 13, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: MADNESS: Porsches + railways
Replies: 6
Views: 2898

Can you motorise the kit?
by Igor
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Whitwell's 'other railway'
Replies: 8
Views: 4865

Confusingly, there seems to have been a temporary miniature railway at Waterhall at some point as well.
by Igor
Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Axe & Lyme brake van
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Axe & Lyme brake van

Does anyone have, or gnow where I could find, any photos of the brake van from the Axe & Lyme Railway? I only have the photos in the Winter 2012 issue of Miniature Railway magazine at the moment and they aren't very detailed for modelling.
by Igor
Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Littlethorpe Pottery
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

rue_d_etropal wrote:Doesn't it make it easy to model, but why use a machine when man power is sufficient.


I have tried (without much success) to make dioramas with small, strong magnets underneath to represent hand-worked railways. I love the Littlethorpe incline (and the track at the top of it :lol: )
by Igor
Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Littlethorpe Pottery
Replies: 9
Views: 4719

Interesting that a lot of the surviving industrial narrow gauge is hand-worked.
by Igor
Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: 10.25" agricultural line in Midlands for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 2076

I like the wagons. Is the one with wires on a loco?
by Igor
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: ExpoNG2012 Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 4370

Does anyone gnow what the Dave Brewer challenge for 2013 is?
by Igor
Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Scarborough and Morecambe Railways?
Replies: 1
Views: 2184

(F) Scarborough and Morecambe Railways?

Does anyone know why Scarborough North Bay Railway was 20 inch gauge, but Pleasure Beach Express at Morecambe was 21 inch? I read somewhere it was because they didn't want a second hand market but don't understand why not.
by Igor
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 Garden Railways
Replies: 8
Views: 4172

Adrian wrote:Just as an aside I remember reading of an 'N' scale garden railway in one of the english magazines.
Anyone for a Gn9 garden railway ?


I've read about this in a book which also includes a picture of an 009 garden railway :?

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