Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Meiriongwril, Jan 25, 2009.
Where can I find out more about the other 13 in this class?
If you go to the Baldwin Specifications page of the Southern Methodist Universities libraries, at http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/rwy/id/32 , you will see links to open or download appropriate files. If you open the first one on the left, ie. the 'Index by Purchaser' you will find an alphabetical list of purchasers, and looking under Lynton and Barnstaple you will discover that Lyn was Baldwin class 08-14 1/4 C number 19. Then go to the link at the top right, ie. 'Index by Class'. This file is organised numerically by the fourth column from the right. Scroll down to 08-14, and you will find that 08-14 1/4 C number 19 was Lynton and Barnstaple Railway 'Lyn', whose specs are available in volume 21 at page 202. By looking above and below that line you can find other members of class 08-14 1/4 C, and at the extreme left of each line are the volume numbers and page numbers of the spec for each loco. However, if you should want to look at those specs, beware, each volume can be 100 to 200MB in size, and since they were digitised from Microfilm the page numbers at the outer top of each page can be very difficult to read. If you do decide to delve further it may well take a lot of searching through page by page to find what you are looking for. Good luck!
There were 37 locos in the class to be honest, if you follow the above page layout
Had a problem with login details so a bit of a delay with the response but the attached link shows the proposed route.
Its from the excellent Barnstaple to Minehead modelling site and although based on a make believe railway I believe these documents are for the original Minehead to Lynton Railway
Oh dear, this is where fact and fiction collide, please remember that John de Frayssinet is a railway modeller (a very good one at that) but he is having fun with you all, as he said himself he only based County Gate on a proposal, somewhere there is a full article in one of the L&BR magazines about the real proposal. I am not sure just how far it got to in this stage, but we all know it never got built, I think that in the proposal it was stated that they might need to use the fell system at some points along the line due to the steep gradients that have been proposed.
If you cost it out, to use the fell or a similar system would have cost just as much as it would have been to build two or more spirals along the route to gain the required height.
As for operating such a line you would be basically doing what the WHR are do today IE only running two trains a day with a starting point at each end for the round trip.
For those who are following the build of LYN if any of you have any scrap lead as we need it to fill a box up in the front of the loco to balance the thing up we need about 1/2 a ton.
I am aware that the site is a fictional account to back up a very impressive piece of modelling but I was led to believe that the route proposal plans were actually the originals on which the rest of the story was based.
Happy to be corrected if I have been caught out !
There was a real plan to build a line from Minehead to Lynmouth, but the one JdeF used was basically what fitted into his modelling area, you would not be the first to be caught out with this.
Interesting stuff on the 762 News page. Have roller bearings been used elsewhere on eccentric straps? Can someone explain how the weight is transferred to the front and rear trucks - through the links?
Whats the point of this post!.
Hopefully it will encourage non members to join immediately in order to get a copy of the latest magazine!
Exciting news on Lyn in the latest May issue of Lynformation on the website!!
Don't suppose that anyone is going to provide a link by any chance?
Nope, you really should know it by now
Sadly you are deluded - if anything such comments such as this make me less likely to join. Look at other societies & you'll find very few others employ such tactics and there is a good reason for this - its counter productive IMHO. If you get the go ahead to extend, you need to raise your profile somewhat in the same way as the WHR did with social media used to bring everyone with you on the project & this 'petty secrecy' will do you no good at all. . . .
James may well be happy to have the article concerned published here in the near future - I'll ask when I next see him.
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