Brockhampton & Umbridge Railway

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I recently visited my mate down in S. Wales to visit and video his railway - which by coincidence is featured in this month's Railway Modeller. I appreciate it's 32mm gauge, but thought you might be interested as it's a masterpiece of scratchbuilding both in terms of stock and infrastructure.

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Rik

A superb video of an amazing inspirational railway, second only to your own of course, thank you..

David
 
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Would that be PB's line, by any chance, Rik?

If so, I must ask him about that crane-tank loco.. :envy::inlove::inlove:
 
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That really is amazing, Rik - loved so many bits of it, from the works train with the crane loco to the back-to-back 2CVs..... amazing modelling, and I can even forgive it being the "wrong" gauge..... ;)

Jon.
 
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Interesting collection of Locomotives and Stock very few of which were mentioned or seen in the RM Article. Your Vid has added great value to our information of the line. My personal favourites were the Steam Tram and Trailer plus the 2CV’s doing a Col Stephens Railcar impersonation. Great stuff. So it is 32mm, I like to think us Garden Railway types can appreciate any Garden Railway.
 
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Would that be PB's line, by any chance, Rik?

If so, I must ask him about that crane-tank loco.. :envy::inlove::inlove:
I think so, you both get a mention in RM
 
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As an aside, I never understood the FR's 1:1 logic of marshalling the little bugboxes in front of the larger bogie stock - somehow you always wonder how the bugboxes stay on the rails :think::think::think:
 
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I recently visited my mate down in S. Wales to visit and video his railway - which by coincidence is featured in this month's Railway Modeller. I appreciate it's 32mm gauge, but thought you might be interested as it's a masterpiece of scratchbuilding both in terms of stock and infrastructure.

Rik
very nice well worth the viewing time
 
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Lovely video, thank you for that. Excellent use of borrowed scenery.

So many narrow gauge Welsh model railways appear to have a station called Llareggub. The first time I saw it was back in the early 1960s in a Railway Modeller feature. My father explained the significance.

Paul
 
ge_rik

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I think so, you both get a mention in RM
Yes. Very kind of Peter to give me an honourable mention. He was actually my first ever RC Trains customer which is why the reverse switch on his Tx22 is below the speed knob. I changed the design after I'd constructed the first half dozen as the newer layout was easier to solder-up.
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Lovely video, thank you for that. Excellent use of borrowed scenery.

So many narrow gauge Welsh model railways appear to have a station called Llareggub. The first time I saw it was back in the early 1960s in a Railway Modeller feature. My father explained the significance.

Paul
So for us guys on the other side of the pond what is it?
 
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So for us guys on the other side of the pond what is it?
A literary reference. It's the name of the fictional village in Dylan Thomas's 'Under Milk Wood'. A made up name with a vaguely Welsh feel to it that you should read back to front. Thomas's little joke.

Paul
 
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So for us guys on the other side of the pond what is it?
It was the village name used as the setting for 'Under Milk Wood' by the Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. It was his sense of humour that on the face of it Llareggub was a typical unpronounceable Welsh place name, when it fact it is Bugger All spelled backwards,

David

Oops someone beat me to it.
 
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I can remember years ago, when I was an impressionable teenager, an 009 layout featured in RM, that was effectively a figure of 8 in 'over under' style with small 4w rolling stock - again, affectionately entitled Llaregub :nod: :nod:
 
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I can remember years ago, when I was an impressionable teenager, an 009 layout featured in RM, that was effectively a figure of 8 in 'over under' style with small 4w rolling stock - again, affectionately entitled Llaregub :nod: :nod:
That was probably the one I was referring to in my post. Loved that little layout at the time.

Paul
 
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Superb video of an outstanding railway. Lots of detail, an interesting selection of locos and rolling stock and an interesting configuration of a level crossing.
 
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I can remember years ago, when I was an impressionable teenager, an 009 layout featured in RM, that was effectively a figure of 8 in 'over under' style with small 4w rolling stock - again, affectionately entitled Llaregub :nod: :nod:
I saw one at the old Methodist Hall exhibition in London. I too loved it. The buildings were just how I think of Welsh villages. Was it part of a set of 3 modules? I seem to think it had 3 distinct sections, the village, countryside and industrial,.
 
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thanks for the clarification
 
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thanks for the clarification
The book (or, rather, the play) is a great read too. Originally written as a radio play and is actually not quite complete.