THE ABERCANYON RAILROAD
A 45mm Gauge Railroad built by
Mike & Cecilia Lilley
The Latest News Update:
The photographs, above, show the new Engine Shed along with one of the posts Mike has replaced. Mike tells us that he has needed to replace over 60 posts, all of which had rot to some extent in them. There is just some scenery work left to complete before the Abercanyon Railroad opens again for business and events.
Mike has started rebuilding the steam up area, locomotive depot and station complex after dealing with wet rot discovered in the track bed timbers earlier in 2016.
The photographs, below, show the latest developments with the new track boards made from eco friendly recycled plastic planks already in place and being tested by Mike's brave assistant! Track laying has commenced and we look forward to seeing and trying out the new layout in due course of time.
The Abercanyon Railroad is a 45mm gauge line with continuous running and shunting facilities and is raised above ground level by approximately 1200mm. It has a minimum track radius of 4 ft. but with LGB radius 5 curves on the main line. The loading gauge clearances are 150 mm width and 350 mm height. There is track power on part of this line, but this will not be in operation when Mike and Cecilia hold events for our Group.