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Statfold Barn Open Day 23rd March

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by 48DL, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. fatbob

    fatbob New Member

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    Yes all ok thanks Locomotion

    Hope the weather holds up as we have a record number of applications for a March event.

    Henry
     
  2. Nexuas

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    Weather forecast mentioned snow for the weekend...

    Should be enough time for the workshops to knock up a 2' gauge plough and snow blower to ensure services are run!
     
  3. fatbob

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    The Yahoo forcast says light snow whilst the BBC ones says overcast!

    I`ve got faith in Auntie Beeb so it will be umbrellas for the crews on open cab locos but no snowploughs !!!

    Henry
     
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    All the same I will be leaving the winter tyres on the car for a few more weeks yet!!! Just in case.

    If the weather can remain like it is here in Hampshire this afternoon I will be happy! (Bright sunshine if a little chilly!)
     
  5. fatbob

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    We`ve just had the big Mallet and the rake of new coaches on our "new" line.

    I have to say they look impressive.

    See you all on Saturday

    Henry
     
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    What a tease!
     
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    Fantastic news Henry. Sadly I cannot make this months open day - but will be hopefully heading up again in September.

    Are the coaches built to a totally new design or are they similar to your existing stock?

    Ben
     
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    Thank you very much to everybody involved in the SBR today - despite the weather conditions a great time was had by all.

    The new extension was wounderfull and made that big mallet work very hard (it is a parrallel line running between a new platform adjacent to the main station and Oak Tree Halt). Also the Harz style parallel departures from Oak Tree Halt were very entertaining. The new line has been laid tramway style so that steam rollers and traction engines can also stretch their legs.

    The five new balacony bogie carriages were fantastic and very comfortable.

    ...and as for those two newly imported Baldwin 4-6-0Ts from India that arrived on thursday...I was speechless!
    44657/1916 and 45190/1917 (from the Ryam sugar factory in the Bihar state).

    Well done again to everybody involved and thank you.

    Best wishes,
    Gareth
     
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    Yes, just to echo the above, thanks to all the staff and volunteers for making today happen. It was one of the most entertaining open days I've been to with the new line really adding a new dimension to things. Standing on the balcony behind Sybil Mary and Marchlyn as they climbed up the bank and seeing the mallet come roaring past was something else! It was definitely worth the drive over from Mid Wales.

    Incidentally, what was the large diesel in the grain store, it looked very "chattenden" esque?
     
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    I believe it is the Lynton & Barnstable railway's loco (ex Australian?)
     
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    Four new carriages actually. Look carefully at your photographs.
     
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    Thanks to all the SBR staff and volunteers for putting on a great open day, the weather was cold but it was worth the drive through the snow for the photos. The Mallet on the new line up into the station sounded great as did Sybil Mary, superb job as usual on the restoration, anyway heres a link to my pictures (will hopefully work):-

    Statfold Barn March 2013 | Facebook


    Regards

    Joe
     
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    Very enjoyable first visit - money for the next event in the post very soon! Particularly liked the parallel running, definitely something to repeat if possible!
     
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    A great set of photos there Joe, very "atmospheric", looks like a great day out. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers

    Alan
     
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    Looks like a good time was had by all...........

    Does anybody know what is happening with The Matheran Orenstein & Koppel 0-6-0T no. 740 (Works No.2343, 1907). Last time that I was there the frames where outside of the grain store in the open.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    The frame is still there at the grain store with a sheet over it next to the water tower near the Baldwins. I don't know where the rest of it is though.

    Here's my pictures from the day Statfold Barn Railway - March Enthusiasts Day 2013 - a set on Flickr

    Joey :)
     
  17. darkangel

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    Thanks Joey...........
     
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    Nice pictures Joey, are you the chap I gave a lift to on 'Badger'?
     
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    Yeah mate :)

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