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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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby lesmond » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:43 pm

What Andi said :)

More, please...

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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby chris stockdale » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:07 am

The future (I hope!)

I must update the track plan on the previous page as it lacks a siding that comes off the ‘main line’ in the garden towards the pond just before it goes into the paddock so that a complete train, or just a bit of rolling stock, can be held as other things come through.

There’s about another 50 yards to lay to get the original plan finished - that’s within the garden with a siding to the edge of what was the paddock but is now a wild flower meadow of about half an acre. See previous pics.


I’ve got a retired friend of a friend with friend with a digger who can cut out the turf before ballast and track go down, to create an extension around the edge of the meadow to the far corner, passing the three oak sleepered compost bins on it’s way. That’ll be about another 70 yards and will complete the fixed part of the railway. I want to have a play with some portable track too at some point. But first the challenge is to survive this pesky virus and get out of lock down!

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Re: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway

Postby Jon Randall » Fri May 08, 2020 1:41 pm

Looking good Stockers
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