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Post by FWLR » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:42 am

Love it Mark..a brilliant solution solved with a bit of imagination…. :thumbright: :thumbright:
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Post by markoteal » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:13 pm

Thought I'd share a nice pic or two from Sunday - the works train eases into BBQ End before service trains start
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Then later in the day between Sunday passenger workings, No. 4 Spitfire works a kindling down to the goods yard at the end of the line for onward movement via the standard gauge southern region
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Post by tom_tom_go » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:41 pm

Love it Mark, both locos look the part together for a small rural line.

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Post by ge_rik » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:03 pm

Looks calm and peaceful - the perfect rural idyll

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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:36 pm

I love a working railway! :thumbright:

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Post by markoteal » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:50 pm

Thanks guys- as well as the wood sticks being a real movement from wood yard to kindling box, the works train also conducts a real purpose - you'll notice the wire carrier, well it carrying garden wire (and string at times) that I use to tie/tidy up the multitude of plants growing and rising up from under the line - the train and I set off from the depot and travel the whole line doing my gardening - there is also a tipper wagon included in the consist for some of the clippings! (altho I do chat a bit as summer goes on as I'd need a continual train service for all the cuttings!)
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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by IanC » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:54 pm

It's a real working railway. I like it.

Trains and gardening. What a great way to relax. Have you got a refreshment train too?

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Post by markoteal » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:00 pm

IanC wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:54 pm
It's a real working railway. I like it.

Trains and gardening. What a great way to relax. Have you got a refreshment train too?

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Of course Ian :thumbright: Meet the Gin & Tonic train - the holders of the can and glass and gin miniature lifts out so it can carry beer cans and bottles
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Post by markoteal » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:04 pm

And we do sausages running trains from the BBQ area to the seating area
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The challenge is running trains and cooking sausages at the same time!!!!
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Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:11 pm

It's a joy to behold Mark.

My original Soar Valley Light Railway was based around the concept of an 'Estate Railway' that would service the garden. However, my love for Narrow Gauge Railways (as opposed to industrial tramways) of the W&L and L&B variety, combined with living in an area of outstanding beauty and having a fertile imagination that can see a railway in the most challenging of landscapes (whether there was ever one there or not!) led to the birth of the Charnwood Forest Light Railway. I love the concept but regret the loss of the 'real' working railway that the SVLR, just like the CHLR, would have been.

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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:27 pm

Now there's a man with his garden railway priorities just right!
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Post by FWLR » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:34 am

Great line Mark, love the weathering on your’e wagons… :thumbright: :thumbright:

The plants and bush’s are growing fast around our line too, so we will be getting our’s sorted too…in-between showers that is….. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by IanC » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:24 am

markoteal wrote:
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:00 pm

Of course Ian :thumbright: Meet the Gin & Tonic train - the holders of the can and glass and gin miniature lifts out so it can carry beer cans and bottles
Just brilliant. I love it. My own railway is at the planning stage (has been for years). It hasn't got a name yet, but does have some stock and track ready to lay. I want my railway to have a raison d'etre and plausible story. If it has a real purpose too, even better.

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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by markoteal » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:47 pm

Hi everyone - you'll have noticed I've been a bit quiet on here recently - the reason is that we've decided to relocate back to Yorkshire (numerous family reasons) from Kent AND around the same time i was made redundant from work - add to that a mum with Alzheimers and things have been a bit hectic - anyway, as a result (no move date yet) I have started to gradually take the CHLR down and apart - all very sad BUT it will rise again in the future upt'north - so far I've taken about two thirds of the line down - left myself one side of garden to play own until we sell the house - here are a few sad pics of the demolition gang in action and how things look without the rails - all feels very late 60's post Beeching!
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I have taken quite a few pics over the last few days during the last days of operation so hope to share them soon
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Re: Welcome to the CHLR

Post by Soar Valley Light » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:26 pm

Hi Mark,

Commiserations on your problems, you have my sympathy for what it's worth.

It's sad to see the railway go, it's been one of my favourites, especially as it's always been a real working railway.The pictures are very evocative.

I hope the move goes well and that a new line makes an appearance as soon as you're settled back in the homeland. I look forward to the commencement of the 'Batter Pudding Special' service!

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