THE CWM COED LIGHT RAILWAY
A 45mm Gauge Railway built by
Gavin and Joyce Cooper
All photographs courtesy of Gavin Cooper.
The Latest News Update:
The Cwm Coed Light Railway has
a New Funky Diesel
Gavin has been building and track testing a new Funkey diesel prior to carrying out further detailing work. The loco is constructed from a Worsley works kit, and, uses Aristocraft bogies, together with Crest “Revolution” electronics. Detail information has been kindly supplied by Dave Mees who loaned his own Funky diesel for that purpose as Gavin did not have any plans! Tests so far confirm that everything seems to being working!
The photographs, above and below, show the engine being tested on the line.
The Cwm Coed Railway is a 45mm gauge line with continuous running and shunting facilities. It is partly raised above ground level - by up to some 1700mm in places!! In other parts it is at ground level. It has a minimum track radius of 4 ft. and the loading gauge clearances are 145 mm width and 165 mm height. There is no track power on this line.
"We had some severe weather on Anglesey on 22nd November, as you may be aware.
Our little stream turned into a raging torrent over the space of a few hours. The railway remains fit for use, but, water levels rose to within a metre, or so, of the trackbed - and fortunately the bridges held!! The stream flowed over the culvert into the neighbouring properties, and through our wooden shed.
No permanent damage, but an amazing sight, and, an anxious few hours !
Sorry, no pics as the spectacular bits happened in the dark."