Railway tracks

Railway tracks

Postby Roughcutter on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 6:12 pm

Out of curiosity, what's the story regarding the narrow gauge rail track at Duxford. I've been visiting shows here for quite a few years and up to now have never thought to enquire about it :smile:
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby planenuttoo on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 6:25 pm

I've not seen anything running on it for a few years, and the only reasonable link I could find is this
http://forum.keypublishing.com/archive/ ... 03790.html

But possibly the engine (a Baldwin) is being restored at Porthmadog.
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Postby Mooshie1956 on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 7:35 pm

I'm not to sure, I use to hear it was the rails for bomb loading, that got debunked at the May show for me as I was informed that they use to arm from the other side. I'm also pretty sure I read on a plaque possibly in the LWH that they were used to help in the construction of and move exhibits into the LWH and infact I think I saw the spur inside the hall, could be wrong as I was desperate for the loo at the time.
I'm sure Brian can say what they were actually used for.
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Postby Dragon Rapide on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 8:02 pm

I have seen references to the tracks being laid to run a steam engine the museum had years ago as well as them being laid in connection with BoB filming. As you say perhaps Brian has the real story.
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Postby Pen Pusher on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 8:47 pm

It's as advertised in the Key Forum link posted by planenuttoo. A narrow gauge track used by the museum to demonstrate, using a small petrol driven engine that is in the Land Warfare Hall, how ammunition, troops etc were moved around the First World War trenches. There was a spur that ran into/out of the LWH which has been removed but you can still see the track inside. There was a big loop at the western end of the airfield but the fuel farm was plonked on top of it and the demonstrations stopped. I only ever saw this operating once many, many years ago on a weekend visit.

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Re: Railway tracks

Postby planenuttoo on Sat 17 Sep 2016, 8:59 pm

I vaguely remember, as Brian said, years ago, we used to get annoyed if the train passing coincided with a taxying aircraft, which in truth was not often.
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby Elliott Marsh on Sun 18 Sep 2016, 9:45 am

I have vivid memories of taking a train ride at an old Classic Fighter show and the Buchon and Lightning absolutely caning directly OTT low-level. I must've been about 4 at the time, which makes it one of my earliest aviation memories.

It's no wonder I turned out the way I did. :biggrin:
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Postby rob68 on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 8:56 am

It deffinetley used to run during airshows, constantly got in the way. I'm sure you could travel on it as well.
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Postby Dan O'Hagan on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 10:40 am

rob68 wrote:It deffinetley used to run during airshows, constantly got in the way. I'm sure you could travel on it as well.


Definitely.
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Postby Roughcutter on Tue 20 Sep 2016, 7:37 pm

Quite interesting, I'll have to check it out myself next time I'm there. Cheers guys.
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby rob68 on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 5:26 pm

Spell checked 1st Dan....or maybe as I'm on a sun bed in Fortoventura and may have had a drink I didnt :sleepy:
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby Big Eric on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 5:35 pm

Fuerteventura. :lol:
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby rob68 on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 9:02 pm

Better have a go at all the others then that have spelling mistakes in their posts or would you prefer to continue with one of the reasons that people hate UKAR ?
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Postby WG655 on Thu 22 Sep 2016, 9:20 pm

rob68 wrote:Better have a go at all the others then that have spelling mistakes in their posts or would you prefer to continue with one of the reasons that people hate UKAR ?


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Re: Railway tracks

Postby st24 on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 10:37 am

I defiantly agree.
You caaan't trust the system... Maaan!
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby planenuttoo on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 11:01 am

Maybe we can get back on track?
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby st24 on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 1:56 pm

Indeed, the thread has become de-railed after everyone have made their points....We need to send clear signals.
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby capercaillie on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 4:02 pm

Some will choo-choos to stick to the rules, others will huff and puff and let off steam, some you just can't train at all. :wave:
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Postby Canon on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 4:25 pm

capercaillie wrote:Some will choo-choos to stick to the rules, others will huff and puff and let off steam, some you just can't train at all. :wave:


Well I mean if we're being pedantic here, you've spelt 'choose' wrong, which violates rule 2 :whistle: :ninja:
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby st24 on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 4:57 pm

Canon wrote:
capercaillie wrote:Some will choo-choos to stick to the rules, others will huff and puff and let off steam, some you just can't train at all. :wave:


Well I mean if we're being pedantic here, you've spelt 'choose' wrong, which violates rule 2 :whistle: :ninja:

Indeed, he should have used a search engine to check. He should tender his apologies and not let others buffer his misdoings..
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby TKK 140 on Fri 23 Sep 2016, 6:17 pm

A few super-steamed, walschaerts geared front motions, not in the top link blowing off here. :lol:
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Postby capercaillie on Sun 25 Sep 2016, 7:12 pm

Oh dear, I didn't gauge this reaction, and thought this would be a sleeper by now, well I know my station! :oops:
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby Dragon Rapide on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 7:41 am

The thread's in danger of coming off the rails...
Listen to that Gipsy music.....

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Re: Railway tracks

Postby st24 on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 12:47 pm

Let's be on our guard then and take stock - get back on the level, crossing bridges when we get to them.
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Re: Railway tracks

Postby Mr Potton on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 9:08 pm

All change, please!
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