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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by AndrewT, Jul 17, 2012.

  1. meeee

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    There was only one loop then. Water stops were booked to take something ridiculous on the way up like 3 minutes. Speeds were probably around 10mph on the track back then too. Don't forget the loco will now be creating vacuum as well. So more water consumption there. The only option would be to only pull really light loads.

    Minffordd is a solution but it is very slow. I suspect you'd struggle to reach the valve in its current form too. It also doesn't fix the issue on the top section.

    It is probably better you build some water capacity into the tender somehow.

    Tim
     
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    And yesterday :-(. Starting to get withdrawal symptoms!
     
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    Still down.....
     
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    Working again for me, in part.

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    Barrie advises the page for 8th Jan was reloaded and all should now be OK
     
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    What are the consequences for the FWHR if the line from Afon Wen to Bangor is reopened? Wouldn't it force the WHR to terminate at Dinas?
     
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    Suspect even if by some miracle they can get funding, unlikely in current political mess, it's not going happen for a long time if ever, I doubt the FWHR would have built the new Caernarfon Station otherwise.
     
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    Read somewhere (might have been the 'Isengard' site) that the new Caernarfon Station building was built leaving sufficient space to accommodate a SG line passed it, so presumably it could still serve a function to something?

    While in wishful thinking mode, there's always the Nantle Tramway route into Caernarfon!!! ;)

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    Mixed gauge track...
     
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    Good luck getting that through ORR...


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    And a TOC having running powers over the FWHR. Possible in principle, if unlikely.
     
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    If the ORR is content with the arrangements for the FWHR itself, including the flat crossing at Porthmadog, why not a mixed-gauge section?
     
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    Logically, none. But given the degree of risk aversion on Britain’s railways (how long has it taken to get tram train to happen, and then at a pathetically small scale?), I just find it hard to imagine.


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    This is NP at its finest :D
     
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    I think the bigger issue might be fitting a railway though the delicatessen in Morrisons.

    Tim
     
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    Or through the other parts of the trackbed that no longer exist.....
     
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    Unless the WHHR have one the wagon is fictional. I think the one in the picture is converted by Statfold barn. Made to look vaguely like something GWR. The RNAD usually had flats that you could add posts or sides too. Rather than fixed open wagons like In the picture.

    590 was also painted plain maroon and not lined as far as we can tell.

    Tim
     

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