Wow - Dean Forest Railway

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- International' started by bigun, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. bigun

    bigun New Member

    Hi all,

    I had the good fortune of being able to drop by the UK for the weekend on my way back to Canada. I was lucky enough to spend half an hour (you could say unlucky because I wanted to spend the whole day) at the Dean Forest Railway. If you don't know much about this railway, drop me an email, it's a modellers dream prototype, including the claimed acolade of being the only railroad to have had narrow, standard and broad gauges at the same time. Anyhow, thought I'd share a couple of photos, including one of me (a rare circumstance). There were two engines being restored in the engine shed by various volunteers. You can also book a day with these guys to receive training as a fireman and get to 'drive the train' (for a fee). All in all, this prototype is destined to be my 2nd layout (still working on my first layout based on the OAPS in Ontario).


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  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Gareth: that's one I haven't been to yet.
    But now you can explain the intricacies of inside valve gear and crank axles to the Americans on the-Gauge.

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