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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Sheff, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. david1984

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    Thanks, will deffo be paying a visit at some point during that week then.
     
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    Thanks for the info Tim, all I need now is sunshine!
     
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    Just curious about the ongoing cob works, the low concrete wall on the seaward side of the cob. I have no idea how deep it is below the top surface, do I take it that a new section is going to be made on the new seaward edge and the old broken out back to where the widening starts?

    Chris..
     
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    I think it would be fair to assume that wall will be removed! I have to confess, Andrew's time-lapse updates are compulsive viewing! It looks like all the granite wave protection is now in place and the top surface is being dressed. Track soon?

    Foxy
     
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    Old wave wall will be removed and a new one constructed after the widened section has had time to settle - probably in the autumn. The new king point can't be installed until then as there isn't room. Today's vid might be the last full-length one. Basically just tidying up today, with a few last armour stones being placed.
     
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    Hi Andrew, the cobcam has been epic, now that the 1st phase is over will the webcam be going back to normal?
     
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    I'm sure that Iorwerth would have forgiven the the relevant TV Researchers the error. After all, his wish was to see the Fourth Lord steam again. Now, I wonder what the next rebuild in the TLC will be?
     
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    Prince.
     
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    And 134. And 138. And the C2. And Bill. And Ben. And 9. And.... Probably Prince out first though.
     
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    What about the old Pony? There was talk but .....
     
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    She belongs to the National Trust, so I think their publicity gear has been behind this.

    Except as you will read below, it wasn't.
     
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    It would be nice if the NT loaned HN to the Penrhyn Railway folk once they have a line long enough to run on.
     
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    Without wishing to be immodest, the launch event was the work of the F&WHR, as was all the media coverage, including locating the three ex-Penrhyn drivers.
     
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    Fair enough, my rampant speculation proves false once again! Good on you all.
     
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    Saturday evening at Tan y Bwlch. The longest gravity train in the preservation era - 52 wagons - pauses for water on the journey up to the summit.

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