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Curve Radius South Devon Railway Centre

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by paullad1984, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. paullad1984

    paullad1984 Member

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    Now this question came up in a chat with a mate of mine, what is the sharpest radius curve on the 2foot gauge line at the south devon railway centre?
     
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    I am not sure of the exact radius but I do know that not many steam loco's can go round them.
    The list that i know are wren's there short wheel base O+K and rishra
     
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    I'm told that a quarry Hunslet could go round the South Devon Railway Centre track, but I don't know if anyone has tried it.

    You could send an email to the Centre to find out what the sharpest radius is. Matthew, who runs it, is very friendly.
     
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    goldfish Part of the furniture

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    I didn't think the South Devon Railway had a 2ft gauge line? Do you mean the Devon Railway Centre?

    Simon
     
  5. paullad1984

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    slip of the keayboard, it is indeed just the devon railway centre
     
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    It does a lot in a small amount of space - it has a balloon loop that folds in on itself. I went in December for the first time.
    Peter Johnson
     

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