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Author Topic: Where were bignosemac and Finn today, 20th April 2018.  (Read 1130 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2018, 10:36:47 pm »

Okay, slight cheat as I googled some images to find a pic of the bridge. Does it start with an L?
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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2018, 10:53:13 pm »

Okay, slight cheat as I googled some images to find a pic of the bridge. Does it start with an L?

That's what Google's for! Yes it starts with an L.

No need to prolong the guessing game. Today, Finn and I were at the Lappa Valley Railway, near Newquay.

The 381, 260 and 184 are the gauges in mm of the three railways at Lappa. In old money that's 15, 10.25 and 7.25 inches.

The two larger gauges run along part of trackbed of the former standard gauge GWR Truro & Newquay Railway.

More pictures to follow.
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« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2018, 11:09:37 pm »

Launceston is miniature, so could it be!
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2018, 11:15:55 pm »

The first three images show the different gauges, largest to smallest. The last one having a facsimile HST running on it today. In modern GWR green.




Finn enjoying his trains.



And, contrast and compare. bignosemac at Lappa Valley in 1981 and 2018!



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A grand afternoon out, reliving childhood memories.
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« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2018, 11:17:20 pm »

Launceston is miniature, so could it be!

Was on the list for this weekend but it's closed until 20th May 2018.

To add, pedantically:

The Launceston Steam Railway, at just shy of two foot gauge, classes itself as narrow gauge rather than minimum/miniature gauge.
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2018, 09:25:21 am »

If you are near and have time, a visit to Finch's foundry is well worth it, off the A30 between Launceston and Whiddon Down
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« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2018, 11:08:13 am »

You need to be careful BNM, at this rate you will be using up all the pages in your passport...... Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2018, 11:37:29 am »

Bodmin & Wenford Railway this morning. Class 50, 50042 'Triumph' hauling all passengers services today.

More photos and videos for your delectation later.  Cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2018, 05:30:23 pm »

Today's outing in Kernow.












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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2018, 04:28:13 pm »

Wonderful locos the class 50’s. How did they get the nickname ‘hoovers’?
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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2018, 04:41:12 pm »

Timmer have you seen the size of the air intakes for the cooler unit on the body side ?
When they first came into service all those years ago people used to worry about getting sucked off the platforms hence Hovers.
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« Reply #26 on: April 22, 2018, 04:58:43 pm »

I have WP and yes that would make sense to give them that name. I used to love the sound of their thundering engines.

When I was a kid, we used to live at the top of the city of Bath along way from the railway line but I can still remember hearing them at night passing through Bath either hauling the Night Riveira sleeper or newspaper trains.
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« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2018, 07:25:14 pm »

people used to worry about getting sucked off

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« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2018, 07:29:15 pm »

Wonderful locos the class 50’s. How did they get the nickname ‘hoovers’?

I'd not ridden behind one since the twilight of their mainline service between Exeter and Waterloo. A bit of a shame that 50042 has to be held back on the B&W from unleashing it's full potential. That said, with load four, it climbed the 1 in 37 away from Bodmin Parkway with ease.
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« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2018, 10:56:35 pm »

people used to worry about getting sucked off


I wondered when I posted this how long it would take !.
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