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THE ABERCANYON RAILROAD

A 45mm Gauge Railway

by Mike and Cecilia Lilley

25th June 2017

The following photographs are courtesy of Mike Barton,

except where noted otherwise

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Below, David Williams' DHR "B" Class tank engine takes a goods train around the main line.

Above, Brian and Isobel's battery quarry engine is seen with a train of tipper wagons.


Below, Mike Lilley's Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad No. 24 has been overhauled and re-painted at the Rhos Helyg Locomotive Workshops during the winter. It came out for a run during the event and is seen, below.

Isobel has been making a new IP Engineering Tralee & Dingle Pickup kit. It is seen, below, crossing the level crossing.

Above, Gavin Cooper's "Caledonia" brings an Isle of Man special train around the bend on the viaduct.

Terry Timms brought along his scratch built 7/8" scale Decauville. The engine is beautifully made and has a ceramic burner which is gas fired. The burner needs a draught to maintain the fire, similar to a coal fired engine, and so an electric blower was used to get the boiler up to pressure before the steam blower/exhaust could take over. Also, as the on-board gas tank is of a limited size, Terry used an external butane gas tank to get the pressure raised initially before reverting to the on-board supply, above.

Below, Gavin Cooper's WD Baldwin No. 583 with a goods train.

Mike Lilley acquired his Nevada Short Line Mogul No. 1 last year and the engine was brought out for a run at the event, seen above, with a mixed train.

8th October 2017

The following photographs are courtesy of Mike Barton,

except where noted otherwise

Below, Dave Mills brought his "Class 5" for a run with some of his gauge 1 wagons.

Above and below, John Brodie's Fowler with the resident Vale of Rhiedol coaches.

Above and below, Phil Hindely's new 7/8th scale Bagnall was being run in with some of his quarry wagons.

Below, Gavin Cooper's "Owain Glyndwr" locomotive with the VoR coaches.

Below, the chassis of Mike Barton's "Madeira" engine has been back to the Ffriog workshops recently for a repair and was being tested on 45mm at the event.

Mike Barton's Leader is seen with his crane wagon, below.

Below, Ian Blackburn's Millie with the VoR coaches.

The weather on the day was damp and still, providing some good steam effects on the line.

Gavin Cooper's Climax loco is seen, above, with a log train.

Above, the Climax is seen with Mike Lilley's EBT Mikado.

Above, Ian Blackburn's Millie passes Phil Hindley's 7/8th Hunslet.

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