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Porthcawl Miniature Railway Appeal

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by SpudUk, May 26, 2022.

  1. SpudUk

    SpudUk Well-Known Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I was somewhat hesitant to post this up on here as it's very much a "local" thing, but a few of us in South Wales have got together to try and acquire and restore the last surviving Porthcawl Miniature Railway locomotive, Silver Jubilee, with a long-term view of rebuilding a miniature railway in Porthcawl (or nearby - Councils huh). You can read more here: https://gofund.me/11e6ac79

    We are also slowly in the process of legally registering as a charity, but that's a long slog!
     
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    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Shouldn't this be in the Miniature Railways section?
     
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    15" or bigger...
     
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    That's the trouble of classifications! - the definition used by this forum differs from that used by the railway!
     
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    I would say that the name is a legacy from the 1930s when most 15" lines were referred to as miniature. I'm indifferent about whether it's classified as narrow gauge or miniature by NatPres!
     
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    Same argument re: the Groudle Glen .... except there it's t'other way around. A miniature line on 2ft gauge. Given a Quarry Hunslet is too big for the GGR, they have a case!
     
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    Ok, how does this fund me thing work? Is it the one where we all pledge to give £x if and only if the target is reached? Or is this just a tin rattling?
    I did look at the how it works page on the fundme website, but I'm no wiser.
     
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    johnofwessex Resident of Nat Pres

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    I presume its a diesel?
     
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    Petrol-electric steam outline I think.
     
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    We get everything pledged regardless of whether we hit the target. Best we could do in the time available - we hadn't expected the loco to become available so soon

    Yes, petrol with hydrostatic transmission originally, upgraded to electric transmission shortly after WW2
     

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