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Lynton and Barnstaple - Extension plans

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Old Kent Biker, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. Dag Bonnedal

    Dag Bonnedal New Member

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    Absolutely no criticism.
    Read about all the trouble they had, thus I was thoroughly surprised that they had got so far with No. 5 already.
    I know how much work it is in such a project, we have had one going on for several years.
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    Indeed ..... that new jig for squaring the bodywork looks as though it'll help a lot. Roll on a review of No.5's construction from the horse's mouth. It's amazing how the 'production line' has speeded up since the first restoration, though AIUI, each carriage turned out now will include less and less original material. Still .... if Blodge could get away with 'Rebuilt' on Taliesin's works plate, courtesy of (I believe) just the reversing lever, perhaps it's time someone scoured all the out buildings around Exmoor for L&B hinges etc*. :D

    Is anyone aware of current L&B thinking on what gets built, carriage-wise, once the original components are used up? In any event (hopefully), 17 carriages, to original designs, ain't going to be enough once the Blackmoor - Lynton stretch is fully open, never mind the full line to Barnstaple.

    *looking at the bits they've recovered to date, I wouldn't put any money on finding much else!
     
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    Chelfham Station site will be reopening on Wednesday 6th February.

    Only Trust members are able to volunteer on the site, but a day membership scheme is being introduced to facilitate non-members who wish to participate in restoration activities.

    Chelfham - like the rest of the L&B - reawaketh...
     
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    A sight to gladden the eye. Chelfham emerges from hibernation, blinking in Wednesdays bright winter sunshine:
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    (Photo by Nigel Thompson)
     
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    Good to see Chelfham open again - thanks for the update and photograph Mark and Nigel.
     
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    stooks are still seen widespread in this area,particularly south molton,winkleigh and dolton area,although these days they are wheat for thatching and not oats
     
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