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  1. H Cloutt liked bantamd14's post in the thread Hayling Island Railway to change hands.

    Good to hear, so the thread title needs to change now!

    Jan 26, 2022 at 7:06 PM
  2. H Cloutt liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Hayling Island Railway to change hands.

    This looks to be an excellent result - Well Done all concerned.

    Jan 26, 2022 at 7:06 PM
  3. H Cloutt liked 4073's post in the thread Hayling Island Railway to change hands.

    The Hayling Seaside Railway now has a bright future ahead, with the railways volunteers have now taken over the railway from Bob Haddock. The press release from the railways Facebook page can be found below and at;...

    Jan 26, 2022 at 7:06 PM
  4. H Cloutt replied to the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Turntable updates are coming thick and fast on the RVR website news page - Trevor Streeter is having a job getting the updates posted.

    Jan 26, 2022 at 11:41 AM
  5. H Cloutt liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Yet another turntable update just in: http://rvrailway.blogspot.com/?m=1

    Jan 26, 2022 at 11:38 AM
  6. H Cloutt liked 30854's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Is there any other type of rain at Blodge? ;)

    Jan 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM
  7. H Cloutt replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    That's quite common on Barns on Farms - they call it "Yorkshire Boarding" or "hit and miss" - 4" boards and 1" gap - surprisingly the rain doesn't come in - snow is another matter.

    Jan 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM
  8. H Cloutt liked Selsig's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Also the new carriage shed at Boston Lodge which IIRC has wooden slats offset to allow airflow whilst largely preventing horizontal rain ingress.

    Jan 26, 2022 at 11:34 AM
  9. H Cloutt liked MuzTrem's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Also the carriage shed at Fairbourne which (IIRC) has slatted wooden sides. Designed by John Elleton having seen a similar design in use overseas, apparently - but I can't remember which country, unfortunately. I'll have to look it up when I get...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:10 PM
  10. H Cloutt replied to the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Here is a link to this evenings update LINK

    Jan 24, 2022 at 5:52 PM
  11. H Cloutt replied to the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    There is a further update here with the promise of another this evening. Looks like they are ready to pour some concrete.

    Jan 24, 2022 at 3:20 PM
  12. H Cloutt liked Thakeham5's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    what a shame, we made use of this trailer on one occasion and very useful it was too; customised for moving rail vehicles and very user friendly with little or no ramping to be constructed on site. It was also good knowing your money was likely...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 11:08 AM
  13. H Cloutt liked ross's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    What is the tare on a L&B carriage? As I recall, no17 was 35'2" overall, which is tractorable, rather than lorryable over moderate distance, but GVW is a factor

    Jan 24, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  14. H Cloutt liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Carriage no.17 weighs in at about 9 tons exactly, give or take the odd cwt. Length 36'2".

    Jan 24, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  15. H Cloutt liked Michael B's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    The Southern Railway official weight of braked coaches was 9 0 (although one list has No 17 as 9 5) and non-braked coaches 8 16. Reproduced in the 1964 history.

    Jan 24, 2022 at 11:07 AM