Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:23 pm

‘Perchance it sleepeth’

Goodness, where did those four and a bit years since the last post go?

If you have kept an eye on the link by my signature you’d know that my Minimal Facebook group has been keeping me occupied since early 2014. There are now some 2600 members. Coo!

On top of that the Scamp locos now total 80. The i.c. engine can now be swopped in seconds for a battery pack. We took some Scamps to the big Doncaster model engineering show last year and astounded the great and good by running them in battery mode on a tiny layout with 6’ radius curves.

Meanwhile, although other things in life have impinged on getting the railway further round the garden some progress has been made. Here’s a pic or two.
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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:51 pm

Things are stirring once more on the track laying front. I hope to (finally) report that Phase 1, i.e. the track plan previously posted, will be complete by no later than the end of March. How’s that for sticking the Stockers neck out?

On top of that the presses are whirring in an attempt to get up to speed for an Announcement of truly gargantuan proportions, again, by the end of March (yeah, I do mean March this year, honest).

Wow, what could it be?


Mum’s the word for now....

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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby Steve Holland » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:24 pm

Wow, seriously impressive.
After getting a certain new book by James Waterfield and as your line is 7 1/4 inch - it looks like 'Arf a Heywood :D

I'll get me coat............
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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:51 am

Steve,

:D :D :D

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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:57 am

In the time that has drifted past while rail laying took a break the paddock has been reseeded as a wild flower meadow and the fence and gate between paddock and garden removed.

The garden has also been redeveloped to have as many bee and insect friendly plants and shrubs as possible.

So rather than just a bit of rough grass we get (depending on the time of year)
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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby nu2ng » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:52 pm

WOW... :)
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