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Old 08-04-2018, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Great Day With Plate Layer on SVR

Open House Weekend. Severn Valley Railway.

I enjoyed a fantastic day on and around the SVR yesterday, it was made all the better for the company.

Despite a down pour of biblical proportions, I had headed to Kidderminster station at 09:10 and Plate Layer returned to is abode at 20:17. eleven hours that seemed like two. Testament to a great day!

There were some wonderful model lay outs to look at, the signal box at Kidderminster was open to the public and we travelled on a train pulled my an 1874 build steam engine, Bellerophon. She really surprised us with her spritely performance and wonderful sound.

I got myself scanned by Modelu who where at Highley Engine House so I can now (in model form) stand in the cab of my O gauge 57xx.

Plate Layer was his usual mine of information, generous self (he seemed to constantly be donation to the railways appeals) and the banter was its usual amusing self

One of the model railway exhibition sites was in the Diesel depot,
OMG how big is a Western???!? I had never stood in front of one at track lever before, what a monster! Beautiful with it though.

I could go on but do not want to write several pages. If you have chance today I thoroughly recommend going along and if you miss it this year, make sure you don't next. It is fantastic!!!

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Id like to know more about Modelu

I saw either them or something similar at Aylesbury railex? Last year.

How did it turn out?
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Westerns are big locos. Years ago the Carmarthen & West Wales Railway Society had a trip up there and the bus dropped us off at Bewdley. My dad and I really enjoyed ourselves and at Bridgenorth there were two westerns sitting in a siding alongside the engine shed. Massive things. Dont forget. Being diesel hydraulics they could way out perform a diesel electric. Makes one consider how capable they were. I remember a train driver i worked with recalling how he loved working with thew diesel hydraulics. He said a hymek would pull 16 coach expresses out of Paddington unaided and keep better time then a much larger diesel electric loco could.

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