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Post by markoteal » Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:25 pm

Cheers Tom - Yes, he was happy to get away from hanging on the Christmas tree for rides on the Santa Specials at the CHLR as well as having a ride around the Kent 16mm Hopfields last week!
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Post by LNR » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:16 am

The coach in that livery sits well with your Millie.
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Post by steamer68 » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:42 am

The colour of the coach livery is really nice and santa should be happy also. :lol:
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Post by FWLR » Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:39 am

Hope he didn’t get to tipsy. :lol: Great photo’s. :thumbright:

Have a brilliant Christmas and All the Best :santa: :santa: :santa: :santa:
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Post by markoteal » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:33 pm

A few pics from CHLR from recent activities:-

Firstly a pic from todays wood kindling freight trains - looked after today by steam power with Spitfire taking a load down to Junction goods yard
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Next a pic from Christmas Santa Specials - the big man about to set off up the line - its a shame you can't hear the chatter of the children in the coach ready for him to pop in with their presents at the first stop!
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And finally a little video of Santa on the move near BBQ End station

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Post by ge_rik » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:16 pm

Lubberly!

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Post by FWLR » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:45 am

Same here...very Lubberly... :thumbright:
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:30 pm

HI Mark,

Lovely to see some more pictures of a genuine working railway.

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Post by markoteal » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:19 am

Soar Valley Light wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:30 pm
HI Mark,

Lovely to see some more pictures of a genuine working railway.

Andrew
Cheers Andrew - yes the railway is keeping up with kindling supplies which is a task at this time of the year - I have however had to concede on the bird seed flows to missing out the train supply on most days as the birds are just eating so much - I run a couple of token workings a week via train to keep the principle alive but on most days I'm out with the scoop filing directly!
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 pm

I know the feeling Mark. Our birds are a bit fickle, sometimes the feeder hardly moves all day, others it's gone before my back's turned.

If demand is outstripping supply maybe it's time to rebuild as a double track line. :D The only other alternative would be to follow the example of Mountsorrel Quarry - lift the line and install a conveyor :shock: - that would be interesting in 16mm scale! :scratch:

Keep the updates coming please, it's lovely to see your line at work.

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Post by markoteal » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:10 pm

A Conveyor - now theres an idea!

Or perhaps a ropeway???????? - heres one in Sweden
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More than happy to share more working photos - maybe some bird seed workings at the weekend!
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:16 pm

Now why didn't I think of that! We had one of those up the tip at Harworth Colliery. It was fascinating but a confounded nightmare. A lot of the pits used to have them but more reliable conveyors replaced them in the sixties. There were still detached buckets unreachably stuck in the middle of settling ponds at some pits. Ollerton was my favourite though, we were still sending the dirt up the tip by train in jubilee side tip wagons! :thumbup:
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Post by Lonsdaler » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:05 am

There's a working ropeway closer to home - this one supplies the brickworks at Claughton in Lancashire. No plans to close it either it seems, they replaced the cables last year!
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Apparently the last surviving one in the UK?
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Post by markoteal » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:15 pm

There you go! I like they had to build a bridge to carry the safety meshing over the road
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:01 pm

That's exactly like the one at Harworth pit! There was even a similar bridge where it crossed over the public highway (right over a crossroads). As far as I remember NO protection was afforded to the railway where the ropeway crossed the Glass Bulbs Branch. Maybe the fact that there was only one train a day to the aforementioned factory made the risk of not providing one acceptable.

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