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Old 03-09-2017, 08:06 AM   #1
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Default Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

Having had the good fortune to meet some very nice people via this web site and to be made to feel very welcome, I was over the moon when I was given the chance to spend a day at Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway with one such gent.

I had never been on a narrow gauge railway before so this was going to be a first time experiance!

I had a tremendous day and having a very experienced train enthusiast to show me the ropes made it all the more enjoyable.

To grand finale to the day was a visit to another forum members home. Yet another nice chap who oozes knowledge about railways and railway modelling and has a truly stunning collection of models. The only problem I had was suffering from bulging eyes because I did not know what to look at first!



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Is a lovely railway. I've not been there myself but I'd love to one day. Have quite a few books which describe the line and its stock in detail.

The line has had quite some influence on my modelling in 7mm narrow gauge, though I'm not basing my line on any one railway. The couplings I use are made to resemble the ones used on this line where instead of the two chains mine is a member al bar joined in an inverted " Π " shaped loop.

One day I will see the line and if I'm wealthy enough I will get to ride on it.
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One day I will see the line and if I'm wealthy enough I will get to ride on it. [/QUOTE]

Blimey MG!. How much are the tickets then?
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Thanks Brian, didn`t know what to expect till i clicked the link, it costs less than a trip on the SVR.
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...and you get to ride in the NG coaches, or on the coach balconies the first of which is within touching distance of the locomotive. There's two peaks , which causes the loco to work extremely hard at times. The first incline rises 400ft above the surrounding lands of Welshpool and its an awe inspiring trip directly behind usually the only GWR NG locos 822 and 823 with replica coaches scrapped in 1930's.
All this organised with a model railway exhibition 'weaved' within the locations at Welshpool and LLanfair Caerinion , trader displays etc to buy the bits you want . Traction engines pottering around at Llanfair , steam cars chuffing merrily, old cars on display , fairground organs , the 'works' of which we were allowed to see and operate, get to see in the workshops , locos being overhauled and some smart looking digitally controlled lathes , shapers and other machinery I wish I could get in my man-cave.
and then there is there oh so helpful , friendly staff, just willing to chat or keep out of the way if thats what you want.

It all adds up to a full day of magical entertainment , for what , a lot less than two hours watching men kick a ball around, I know where I would go for the cost a plastic Bachmann ( there are others) wagon.... or a couple of Costa coffee's

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Thanks Brian, didn`t know what to expect till i clicked the link, it costs less than a trip on the SVR.
I can thoroughly recommend it PL. The way in which it is run reminds me very much of the SVR in it's earlier days.

I will try and up/down load some videos to Yu Tube, if I can I will post a link
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Up Close And Personnel

https://youtu.be/z4naFxBBnok

https://youtu.be/hMRC3xrv2sU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JVi9VqZizk
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