UK 7 1/4" Gauge Society editor checks in

 
  chris stockdale Beginner

Location: UK Shropshire
Hi,

For my sins, which must be many, I am now the editor of the UK's 7 1/4" Gauge Society magazine. There's more about us here:

http://www.sevenandaquarter.org

My own little line is developing slowly around our half acre garden. I have a battery electric loco, designed and built with Phoenix Locomotives

http://phoenixlocos.com/products/model-locos/the-scooter/

and a couple of flat wagons.

The cunning plan is to a have siding into our paddock to pick up manure from our neighbour's stables. I will be using large plastic crates, two per flat wagon, as containers. Then, every so often I will put down a temporary siding across the lawn and run poo trains to our ever extending veg patch. It's a win/win. The neighbours pay less frequently to have their manure pile removed and our veg grows bigger and better. And, of course, I get to play trains at 12" to the foot scale just as Arthur Heywood did over 100 years ago.

But the other reason for butting into this forum is to say it would be great to have an article or two about what you guys are doing on 7 1/4". Articles don't need to be long or brilliantly written (Hey, I'm an editor, so I'll edit - if required). Our magazine switched from A5 to A4 so it's now easier to put in bigger, better photos (which always need to be the original size 'straight from camera please).

So, any offers?

Catch me on ed.7quarter@yahoo.co.uk

cheers,

Chris

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  dthead Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Chris, welcome !

The miniature railway forum is fairly quiet but hope people respond to you. Of course your posts on the Uk scene will be of interest to us as well Wink

All I can offer is my lof of my world trip  in June 2012 - I visited three 7 1/4 railways in the UK.   http://dth.railpage.org.au/me/wtrip2012/index.html

Also DVR has some of it's newsletters online : http://www.dvr.com.au/drails.htm

Some other clubs have online presence too, search for AME and links/clubs.

On this forum the Boulder Creek Tramway is a outstanding private railway.....

Hope these get you started....

Regards,
David Head
  chris stockdale Beginner

Location: UK Shropshire
Hi David,

Thanks for the welcome.

I (very nicely of course) put the thumbscrews on the DVR the other day as I really liked the idea of a bunch of photos about their Teddy bear event for the Queen's birthday - anyone got any?

Equally I found the Boulder Creek a while back. An amazing line.

cheers,

Chris
  chris stockdale Beginner

Location: UK Shropshire
I perhaps should have added that you can see my (slow) progress here:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8630

cheers,

Chris
  trainfreak Site Admin

Keep up the good work, loving the 'Scooter' and the potential turntable there too!

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