THE RHOS HELYG NOT-SO-LIGHT RAILWAY
A 32mm Gauge Railway built by
Tony and Ruth Willmore
The Latest News Update:
Tony is building a new quarry area on his railway. The photograph above shows the "new" engine shed with one of his quarry Hunslets, along with the start of the loop and the slate covered working area. The loop looks to be rather tight, but it may be just right for his latest engine, below!
Tony's new Decauville engine has arrived and is shown below. Tony tells us :
"What the picture does not do is give any idea of its size ...
..... it is tiny!
The work I have done to it includes:
Replacement of the 'dreadful' couplings as provided, with buffer/hook/chain types.
Replacement of the front headlamp with just a lamp bracket.
Fitting of an upper cab backsheet (it comes as an open back).
Fitting of two-channel radio control, which took some thinking about!
Weathering - to make it look well-used, but not completely knackered!"
The Rhos Helyg Not-So-Light Railway is a 32mm gauge line with continuous running and shunting facilities and is at ground level. It has a minimum track radius of 4 ft. 6 ins. and a generous loading gauge - although not generous enough for 7/8" scale!! There is no track power on this line.