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Title: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 24, 2008, 07:43:06 am
Can you place any of these five?

1.
(http://www.wellho.net/pix/kycp1.jpg)

2.
(http://www.wellho.net/pix/kycp2.jpg)

3.
(http://www.wellho.net/pix/kycp3.jpg)

4.
(http://www.wellho.net/pix/kycp4.jpg)

5.
(http://www.wellho.net/pix/kycp5.jpg)

Pictures reproduced with permission. I'll add full credits / details once they've all been identified.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 24, 2008, 06:01:23 pm
1. Weston Milton?
2. Aschurch?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 24, 2008, 06:13:26 pm
Yes indeed - Weston Milton and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury!

Now - did you know the other three as well and just leave them for someone else, or have I managed to make them a little trickier?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: swlines on August 24, 2008, 06:13:40 pm
3. Bradford on Avon I think

Whoops, forgot to PM.... sorry! That's the only one I know anyway.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 24, 2008, 06:22:13 pm
Yes indeed - Weston Milton and Ashchurch for Tewkesbury!

Now - did you know the other three as well and just leave them for someone else, or have I managed to make them a little trickier?

Nope - sorry. I only know Weston Milton as I remember looking at the car park closely yesterday whilst bored on a 143  :D
Ashchurch sticks out for having that hideous bridge!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 24, 2008, 06:37:42 pm
3. Bradford on Avon I think

Whoops, forgot to PM.... sorry! That's the only one I know anyway.

That's right, Tom (B-o-A) ... and the p.m. business on the other quizes was to help give other people something of a chance - most of us don't travel up and down to the extent that you do!  Unless you jump quickly back in with either of the remaining answers, you've not totally blown the fun for others.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: swlines on August 24, 2008, 07:14:33 pm
I haven't travelled that much too recently - been working on projects instead :P


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 24, 2008, 09:20:16 pm
Ermmm.  I think 4 might possibly be Nailsea & Backwell (he offered, smugly!)  ;D

However, that's the only one I can name.  Good choices, grahame!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 24, 2008, 09:53:14 pm
Indeed - number 4 IS Nailsea and Backwell.  Which leaves just number 5 ...


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 26, 2008, 08:08:14 pm
....and number 5 is Upwey.   (It does remind me slightly of Pewsey, though!)

My thanks to Lee for these pictures - reproduced from the Rail Documents (http://www.raildocuments.org.uk/) web site where there's a lot of interesting downloads!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 26, 2008, 10:15:58 pm
ok as that one has been solved here is a difficult one :-)

to be fair the other 5 were impossible for me as ive never visited any of them but here gos....

(http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v318/23/36/538560499/n538560499_3925285_7548.jpg)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 26, 2008, 10:29:17 pm
Digby & Sowton


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 26, 2008, 10:40:56 pm
damn it!! lol

too easy?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 26, 2008, 11:06:02 pm
Far too easy. The bridge stands out by a mile!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 26, 2008, 11:25:05 pm
ok lets try this one, see how good you are

(http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v318/23/36/538560499/n538560499_3926122_8591.jpg)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 26, 2008, 11:27:56 pm
Umberleigh??


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 26, 2008, 11:35:10 pm
nope :-) keep guessing


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 08:09:46 am
Whimple.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 08:22:18 am
OK clever clogs, where's this one:

(http://ndrailusers.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/MysteryStation.jpg)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 27, 2008, 08:40:30 am
Bishop's Lydiard?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 08:45:40 am
Bishop's Lydiard?

Sorry, no. I could say that you're on the right lines, but that would be somewhat misleading ;)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 27, 2008, 08:53:57 am
Bishop's Lydiard?

Sorry, no. I could say that you're on the right lines, but that would be somewhat misleading ;)

It strikes me as "preserved" because of all the track and stock ... but further suggestions might be quite wild guesses.  You are - I think - saying "heritage but not West Somerset"?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 12:19:07 pm
Quote from: grahame
You are - I think - saying "heritage but not West Somerset"?

Now you're on the right lines :)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 12:25:21 pm
well done it was indeed whimple, im stumped on your picture i wish i didnt have to go to work, if noone else has got it by the time i get home i will have a real think about it


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 27, 2008, 08:45:52 pm
Well, I'm not going to spoil anyone's fun - because I just don't know.  ::)

However, I can tell you where it isn't (to save you all the same amount of time I have just spent, searching to no effect)!

It isn't Bishops Lydeard (but I see your line of thinking, grahame,: there are several features similar to there!); nor is it Cranmore (East Somerset); nor Buckfastleigh or Staverton (South Devon); nor Grosmont, Levisham or Goathland (North Yorkshire Moors).

So, I just don't know.  It seems to be somewhere much smaller - in a cutting, or valley, surrounded by trees?

A good challenge, TerminalJunkie!  ;) :D ;D


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 09:32:23 pm
is it in the southwest?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 27, 2008, 09:42:17 pm
A good question, relex109!

Without much in the way of clues from TerminalJunkie, I went as far as North Yorkshire - but it didn't do me any good!

So yes, T_J - any chance of another clue?

 ::)



Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 10:01:58 pm
is it in the southwest?

Most definitely - it's in Devon.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 10:10:07 pm
im scared... its not south devon railway not the dartmoor railway its not that one at paignton to kingswear (sorry forget the name), where else is there esp with a 3 car dmu at the platform?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 27, 2008, 10:13:51 pm
It must be the one near Plympton then!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 10:25:50 pm
the old tavvy line? nr marsh mills?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 10:55:08 pm
Quote from: devon_metro
It must be the one near Plympton then!

Getting cold...


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 10:55:20 pm
the old tavvy line? nr marsh mills?

Colder!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 10:56:47 pm
isnt there something at intow or biddeford?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 27, 2008, 10:58:24 pm
And I find myself guessing (carefully chosen wording as I don't know the place!) at Churston.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 27, 2008, 11:12:20 pm
It isn't Churston!!


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 11:20:05 pm
devon_metro...you come across as very hostile?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: eightf48544 on August 27, 2008, 11:25:48 pm
It appears to have very two very substantial platforms so somewhere on the withered arm, i.e the ex LSWR branches in North Devon.

Okehampton? That would account for the unit.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 27, 2008, 11:27:26 pm
Oh.  Thanks, relex109 - but I'm giving devon_metro the benefit of the doubt, here: he lives in south Devon, so he knows it's not on his local preserved line.  ;)

As I was just about to post:

No, sorry, grahame - I've discounted the Paignton - Kingswear line, if only because Liam would have shouted 'house!' by now, if it was anywhere on that line!  ;D

Liam - by the way - do you have a clue?  (In exchange for a National Rail Travel Voucher, perhaps?)

Chris  :D


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 11:34:33 pm
sorry thats not what i mean im in east devon, i ment that ive noticed a slight irritation with any comment that he deems silly


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 11:37:12 pm
its not okehampton mate, there is a road and a carpark to the side of the station also the line finishes at the end of one of the platforms


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 27, 2008, 11:49:52 pm
Instow: Warmer
Bideford: Colder
Churston: Much colder (but warmer than Marsh Mills)
Okehampton: Lukewarm


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 27, 2008, 11:52:05 pm
are you cheating and its a light railway??


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 12:05:58 am
Quote from: relex109
are you cheating and its a light railway??

Yes, and no.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on August 28, 2008, 12:10:47 am
Ah!

And the correct answer is ... ?

 :D


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 12:12:27 am
Quote from: chris from nailsea
And the correct answer is ... ?

Not telling. Although now I think about it, this thread is 'Away from the tracks', so I'm not in fact cheating  ;D


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 28, 2008, 12:14:38 am
i dont know where it is but im hoping when i say this i will hear the words very warm ....

lynton or illfracombe around there


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 12:22:13 am
i dont know where it is but im hoping when i say this i will hear the words very warm ....

lynton or illfracombe around there

Umm...  (http://www.takeforum.com/forum/images/smiles/image0112.gif)

If it helps*, there was a time when - for approximately four months - my daily commute included a rail replacement bus service that went past this station (in one direction only, though).


* - OK, so it probably doesn't...


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 28, 2008, 08:40:32 am
I'm not 100% convinced as to whether those 3 things are actually coaches or structures on the platform edge and trackbed;  this one's all very curious (until it's explained, when it will look obvious!).   Isn't there a station somewhere between Barnstaple Town and Ilfracombe where there's a cafe built somewhat like this - but then what would a rail replacement service be doing on that road?

Also looking at the clues and thinking along the Barnstaple to Taunton way ...


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: lympstone_commuter on August 28, 2008, 08:48:28 am
Thanks for posting this - it has been bugging me!

I was about to guess Pecorama ( out of desperation ;) ) and then I had a brain wave:

Devon Railway Centre at Bickleigh?

 



Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 09:10:33 am
Quote from: lympstone_commuter
Devon Railway Centre at Bickleigh?

Give that man a biscuit! Yep, it's Bickleigh.


re: the 'in one direction only': In 2000-2001, when the Barnstaple was bustituted for six-and-a-half months because of flooding, there were two buses covering the 07xx departure, we ganged up on Des and made him drive his coach via the A361 and the A396, while the other bus covered the other stations along the A377. We had different drivers in the evening, so we had to take the windy road back home...


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 09:32:04 am
Let's try another. It's in the south west:

(http://ndrailusers.wikispaces.com/space/showimage/MysteryStation2.jpg)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: eightf48544 on August 28, 2008, 10:06:14 am
Woody bay?


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 28, 2008, 12:03:38 pm
Quote from: eightf48544
Woody bay?

Nope. If it helps (where have I heard that before...), I haven't fiddled with the picture: north is at the top.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: devon_metro on August 28, 2008, 04:22:20 pm
devon_metro...you come across as very hostile?

Simply because I go past Churston nearly every day  :)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 28, 2008, 05:51:06 pm
devon_metro...you come across as very hostile?

Simply because I go past Churston nearly every day  :)

I didn't read it at hostile ... and I should be the one to be upset as I'm the t**t who guessed at Churston.   ;D  ... and, beside, it gives me a license to be slightly short with devon_metro if he comes up with something along similar t**tish lines on TransWilts topics


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 30, 2008, 07:13:06 pm
Let's try another. It's in the south west:

I had a PM from lympstone_commuter (who got it right), but no-one else seems to want to play...  ::)

Anyhoo, it's Colyton.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: 6 OF 2 redundant adjunct of unimatrix 01 on August 30, 2008, 07:15:08 pm
you wont belive me i went over the tracks near seaton and thought nooo it cant be and it was!!n that was just this morning


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on August 30, 2008, 09:23:05 pm
Let's try another. It's in the south west:

I had a PM from lympstone_commuter (who got it right), but no-one else seems to want to play...  ::)

Anyhoo, it's Colyton.

I were stumped ... but now say you tell us, I'm saying "duhh - of course".   Perhaps a tramway picture is a little away from FGW land - but I think we have one member who kinda shoulda got  it base on his name  ;)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: eightf48544 on August 31, 2008, 10:29:27 am
I was wondering what those structures were at right angles across the loop line. It's now obvious they are the poles for the overhead wire.

I had realised it was narrow gague hence guess at L&B.

P.S. Previous picture of Devon Railway Centre do they use what was I believe called Chudleigh Sation on the Exe Valley?



Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: TerminalJunkie on August 31, 2008, 12:05:16 pm
P.S. Previous picture of Devon Railway Centre do they use what was I believe called Chudleigh Sation on the Exe Valley?

'Cadeleigh for Bickleigh' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe_Valley_Railway (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exe_Valley_Railway)


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: grahame on July 08, 2020, 09:17:06 pm
I was about to guess Pecorama ( out of desperation ;) ) and then I had a brain wave:

Incredibly, this looks like the only mention ever made of Pecorama until now

From the Midweek Herald (https://www.midweekherald.co.uk/news/beer-model-rail-visitor-attraction-closed-until-2021-1-6736357)

Quote
Beer’s model railway visitor attraction - Pecorama - is to remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season

A spokesman said they had made the decision after very carefully considering their options

He said they had investigated the safety implications, made estimates on potential income and considered these alongside the complications added by using parts of the site for manufacturing.

Sadly, they came to the conclusion that it is not sensible to try and open this year.

He said: “We will continue to maintain the Beer Heights Light Railway and the wonderful gardens and keep our social media accounts updated.



Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: bignosemac on July 10, 2020, 06:28:17 pm
The model shop remains open, but only for collection of telephone/online orders, or by appointment.

I may try to make an appointment as I have a faulty Peco Smartswitch (turnout control system) that I bought from said shop back in February. I've just restarted modelling my N gauge layout.


Title: Re: Away from the tracks
Post by: Celestial on July 10, 2020, 06:47:47 pm
The model shop remains open, but only for collection of telephone/online orders, or by appointment.

I may try to make an appointment as I have a faulty Peco Smartswitch (turnout control system) that I bought from said shop back in February. I've just restarted modelling my N gauge layout.
I'm glad you put those last 4 words in for clarification.



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