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Miniature Railway End of Season Report

20th Nov 2017

We have just reached the end of our 3rd operating season at the Miniature Railway, although it doesn’t seem like 3 years since we first started operations at our new site. I thought this would be an opportune moment to reflect ...

Miniature Railway progress and Day Out With Thomas report

30th Aug 2017

Since my last Blog we have been very busy. Firstly there was the problem with Patricia to resolve. She was only running on one of her two cylinders. We stripped both of them down and got the injectors professionally serviced. After reassembly ...

Miniature Railway Progress and Easter DOWT Report

23rd Apr 2017

Since my last report much progress has been made on several fronts. Firstly we completed two of our three new coaches just in time for the Easter Day Out With Thomas event. It was cutting it rather fine but we managed to ...

WINTER WORKING AT THE MINIATURE RAILWAY

6th Feb 2017

Since the end of the 2016 operating season we have started several projects.   Firstly we have our new replacement coaches well under way. These were originally two, redundant, 3 car articulated sets purchased from The Ferry Meadows Miniature Railway. They were in poor ...

Steamy and Spooky goings on at the Miniature Railway.

1st Nov 2016

Completely out of the blue, just a couple of weeks  before the Autumn Steam Gala, I received a phone call from Ian Arnott explaining that he owned a miniature Royal Scot Loco based at the Ingfield Light Railway. He continued that ...

Miniature Railway Summer Activities

21st Aug 2016

Work has been continuing on several fronts at the Miniature Railway during the summer. The new coach frames are nearing completion and two of the four bogies have been rebuilt and repainted. The other two have been re-assembled but have yet to ...

Digging Around

15th Apr 2016

This report details the work undertaken to provide a route for a power cable to our Container located at the remote end of the Miniature Railway. With the works under Blake's Crossing already completed, thanks to the splendid ...

Miniature Railway Winter Activities

8th Apr 2016

This is a précis of the works have been undertaken through the winter:  Patricia  Changed the Engine Oil, Air and Oil Filters.  Greased all the bearings. One grease nipple had a damaged thread and was replaced.&...

Easter 2016 Day Out With Thomas at the Miniature Railway

3rd Apr 2016

The event got off to a cracking start for us on Good Friday as we set a new record for the number of passengers carried in a single day, namely 1368. This easily beat our previous best of 1209 set on the last day ...

Miniature Railway End of Term Report

10th Nov 2015

Following on from the very successful August Thomas event we have been running every Saturday, as we have throughout the season since April. We have also opened the Railway for other events such As “War on the Line” and the &...

Miniature Railway Report

20th Aug 2015

We had hoped to get our second platform ready for the August DOWT event but the weather and other priorities conspired against us. None the less we completed the platform ramp paving during the event just leaving some fencing and general tidying ...

War on the Miniature Line

22nd Jun 2015

For the War on the Line event we decorated some of the recently constructed fencing at Ropley High Level station with various posters with a theme of “Railways at War”. One of our home made posters gave the following advice ...

The Train Arriving at Miniature Railway Platform 1

2nd Mar 2015

Since Andrew Haysoms last progress report (and I must say I thought he did an excellent job of it, certainly keeping me on my toes!) we have installed a sand drag at the eastern (station) end of the line and have commenced ...

Miniature Railway Report 31 January

31st Jan 2015

Hi all, I’ll start by introducing myself, I’m Andrew and I have been helping out for nearly 5 years and I thought it was time to give Ray a break from writing these updates. He has done a great ...