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Post by markoteal » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:06 pm

After around 18 months watching and slowly building both a railway and now a supporting website, I've reached the point where I felt I could go public.

You guys do set such a great example of others to follow so bear with me

The website is far from finished - for example the news page is up to about the middle of this summer, with more articles to come - likewise the wagon page is only about 25% complete.

The big gap is that I know the website needs a map of the site so everyone can gain an appreciation where everything sits.

I will make this my next priority.

Going forward, I'll update website and post here so everyone can see how things progress

The website can be found at:-

http://chlrailway.blogspot.co.uk/

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A taster of the line

Post by markoteal » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:15 pm

Below is an extract of one of the current posts on the website so you can see some of the railway

(from June)

Its summer time on the CHLR - just look at those Roses and Clematis - rumour is that the drivers have been know to stop occasionally to take cuttings!


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Post by MDLR » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:21 pm

Looks good - I look forward to seeing the bits you haven't done yet (like the route and history)
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Thanks

Post by markoteal » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:23 pm

Cheers Brian - yes, they are high on my list of things to get done

Will keep updates coming
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Post by sstjc » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:17 pm

ooooh I like this a lot. Simple with character... L:ooking forward to following this. Well done !
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A Plan and a virtual tour

Post by markoteal » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:04 pm

I always like seeing a plan when looking at other peoples lines on line - so making the CHLR public has spurred me on

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For a guided trip down the lie with photo's - please visit:-

http://chlrailway.blogspot.co.uk/p/current-line.html

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Post by bazzer42 » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:08 pm

Just read the blog, might need some nice washable regauged plastic lgb to deliver burgers and sausages. Nice line and I like the common livery to the locos.[/b]

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That or some tin foil lined wagons

Post by markoteal » Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:52 pm

Thanks for the suggestion for the BBQ'd food - I hadn't given the hygeine angle a thought - yes some re-guaged LGB could work - or some tin foil lining the scrap wagon

Happily Gin and Beer train doesn't need the same level of safety:-

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And a short video of the beer train

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A busy day on the line

Post by markoteal » Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:08 pm

Kindling trains galore and of course Tourist trans to fit in

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Loco No.2 Jessie eases the mid afternoon tourist train into Junction station. The good weather has brought out the walkers - (note the stare'y passenger in the coach - I've used G scale people as 1:19 looked squashed in - soon be lighting the coach up as well as the station.

The timber trains were also looked after by Jessie as well - wagon 10, the small log wagon, paired with the monster log bogied no.12 wagon - here's a bit of video featuring them.

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Another busy day at the CHLR

Post by markoteal » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:58 pm

Kindling trains kept busy today by increased traffic as winter approaches

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Post by LNR » Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:24 pm

Is the wooden top in the last pic. working out whether that load is safe, and where his jurisdiction starts and ends?
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Our local bobby

Post by markoteal » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:05 am

Yes, the boys were busy yesterday and their usual neatness of stacking went out of the window (or is that gauge?) - just glad that Mr Bond's Inspector was other wise engaged yesterday or I might have received a 'memo'. :oops:



PC Peter Lod likes to visit the railway, he is the village bobby so has more than a passing interest at goings on at the CHLR - I think you are right, with no dedicated British Transport Police presence, perhaps he's considering a bit of moonlighting with a second job. ;)
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Post by Big Jim » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:12 am

Very nice
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Post by markoteal » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:14 pm

This weekend, before the big winds, the railway management managed to run some bird for relief trains up the line to the bird feeder - here we see number 3 (now proudly showing its 'Kenny' name plates) easing over the bridge out onto the phase 2 section of track.



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Work continues

Post by markoteal » Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:39 pm

It was a busy weekend on the CHLR - below is a link to the latest report

http://chlrailway.blogspot.co.uk/2016/1 ... nsion.html

It was also a great days for moody photos - I have no steam yet so have to rely on the weather - here is a standard view of No.2 Jessie passing over the bridge with a works 'gardening wire' train

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And by just ducking down a little and getting the foggy light to over expose elements of the pic, I got a great silhouette(ish) image

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