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Hi All

http://www.roger-dimmick.fotopic.net


The above link is to a Ffestiniong Railway (in Wales, and 2 foot gauge) staff members photo site, and there is a lot of the Ffestiniog Railway vehicles and also some on the rebuilding work that goes on at the small (very small:  I have been in side it, not much free space in there at all!) - it is in the old quarry that produced the stone for building the approx 1 mile long embankment called 'The Cob' which keeps the sea out, from a large reclaimed land area behind it.

The works at the moment are in the middle of a total rebuild of a Belgian built Garratt locomotive that will be finished by summer, wheb it is needed ofor the sister railway - 'The Welsh Highland Railway' which is being rebuilt and that will be complete by 2009. There are some photos of this in the above collections.

The railway  has a large volunteer base, with a small 'paid', and permanent staff, the volunteers are from all over Britain (and overseas).  

No connection with the railway, other than being an admirer of the RR and the huge amount of work being done there!

Have a look and enjoy!
 

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Peter,


Thanks for posting this reference.  I have just spent almost an hour exploring the site, and am most impressed with the quality of the photos and the beauty of the location.  Those tiny locomotives and cars are so meticulously finished and maintained.  They put my beloved Colorado lines to shame.  Truly enjoyable!:)  Must put a visit to these litle railways on my "Bucket List"!/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/wow.gif

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Please note that the railway workshops at the south end of the Cob, Boston Lodge Works, is not only rebuilding the last of the Alfred County/Thumeb Garratts - the prototype of Accucraft's 16mm model - but has also built a number of replications of the line's unique Double Fairlie locomotives for a NG line in Japan.   

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Posted By tacfoley on 01/23/2008 1:19 PM
Please note that the railway workshops at the south end of the Cob, Boston Lodge Works, is not only rebuilding the last of the Alfred County/Thumeb Garratts - the prototype of Accucraft's 16mm model - but has also built a number of replications of the line's unique Double Fairlie locomotives for a NG line in Japan.   

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No time to look at the photo links, but aren't they also working on a replica of one of the L&B locos also?  
 

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Posted By Spule 4 on 01/24/2008 8:58 AM
Posted By tacfoley on 01/23/2008 1:19 PM
Please note that the railway workshops at the south end of the Cob, Boston Lodge Works, is not only rebuilding the last of the Alfred County/Thumeb Garratts - the prototype of Accucraft's 16mm model - but has also built a number of replications of the line's unique Double Fairlie locomotives for a NG line in Japan.   

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No time to look at the photo links, but aren't they also working on a replica of one of the L&B locos also?  
Hi Spule, Yes; that has been moved to the other end of the Ffestiniog, and is in  the other workshop/storage area at Glan-y-Pwll, BUT if you did have a look at the link there are some photos there of it being built.
 

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Hi,

The Welsh Highland Railway was opened to Beddgelert yesterday, on Barrie Hughes site there are some photos and a youtube clip of it. The website is at http://www.isengard.co.uk/#New and that is a direct link to the new photos etc.

There are a selection of still photos as well as the following - http://www.roger-dimmick.fotopic.net/c1678380.html

It will soon be open down the Aberglaslyn Pass, and when the signaling is done (no money till a bill has been paid to the railway!) to its final destination of Porthmadog. That may be next year, from rumors that are circulating.
 
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