The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Andrew » Sat May 23, 2020 2:14 pm


The (WH)WHR took on a distinctly industrial vibe today, with the two RH battery locos in service to celebrate the return to action of No 5 "Margaret" following a battery pack replacement.

Here they are doing their thing between gardening tasks. It was all so nice that I did begin to wonder why I bother with those expensive and complicated steam engines...

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Enjoy them while you can - it's planned that the "Hercules" will give up its chassis to a scratchbuilt Kerr Stuart diesel, and if that works out the "Little John"'s body may be replaced by that of an armoured Simplex. All in good time, of course...

Finally, another in the infrequent and not very interesting series "Wildlife of the "(WH)WHR" - I was surprised to find this little fella in one of the tippers when I put them away. I think he was probably surprised to be there too - I reckon he got blown out of the tree he was feasting on...

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Cheers all,


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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by sjrixon » Sat May 23, 2020 4:21 pm

You did well to get out in the garden. It's really, really, really windy here! Would have blown my skips off the track.

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by LNR » Sun May 24, 2020 12:57 am

Glad you got the batteries sorted Andrew, and got to enjoy some running.

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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by Jimmyb » Sun May 24, 2020 9:10 am

Andrew, nice to hear things came out all right in the end :thumbleft: - everything seems to take that bit longer
Keep the rubber-side down


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Re: The (Windmill Hill) Welsh Highland Railway

Post by ge_rik » Sun May 24, 2020 10:08 am

tom_tom_go wrote:
Sun May 17, 2020 11:14 am

Any chance of seeing your Regner out on your railway soon Rik?
I might dust it down and give it a run, if I can remember how to operate it .... 🤔

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