Peckforton Light Railway - video library

ge_rik

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Rik, the video seems to be marked as private? I can't watch here nor directly on YouTube \(I'm sub'ed to you). The last video I see posted by you is from a couple of weeks ago.
Sorry! I forgot to click the 'Publish' button :banghead:. Should be there now .....

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A brief history of the Peckforton Light Railway - Part 1 (Self explanatory really)


I hope you like it

Rik
Well done Rik looking forward to Part 2
 

AustrianNG

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Wonderful Rik.
Yours must be one of the most "complete" as in a full scale operation - garden railways.

Just love the stream section.
 

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If you can bear it ..... here's Part 2


Enjoy..... (maybe)

Rik
Now looking forward to Part3 and any others that are made.
Are you putting the videos on your blog as well?
 

ge_rik

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Now looking forward to Part3 and any others that are made.
Are you putting the videos on your blog as well?
Good idea. I haven't updated the video list on there for a while.

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Flying15

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Having just fitted couplings and buffers to my IP Engineering Plate Frame Simplex, here's some footage of her in action

Rik
My latest creation. Probably of minority interest only, but it aims to capture some of the logistics of shunting a mixed train, which is what I really enjoy.


Rik
Just a thought
Coaching stock is usually kept next to the loco as it has to have continuous brakes (air or vacuum) clearlywagoons piped up for brakes or through piped could be marshalled between locos and passenger stock
The railway inspectorate or board of trade by late Victorian times would have insisted on this or no light railway order!
There was a major run in with theHighland Railway over just this issue as most of their trains were mixed and they liked the convenience oflleaving the coaches in the platform and having goods stock next to the engine for ease of shunting at most stations
They did this against best BoT rules until one day on a Misty night the coach brakes hadn’t been secured and they set off down hill of their own accord
Only to return once they’d reached an opposing gradient setting off back at speed towards the station with the shunting had been taking place!!!
I believe there was a lucky outcome as no passengers were injured , but from then on the Highland complied with those rules established by the people from distant London
Loved the film though and admire your patience
 

dunnyrail

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Just a thought
Coaching stock is usually kept next to the loco as it has to have continuous brakes (air or vacuum) clearlywagoons piped up for brakes or through piped could be marshalled between locos and passenger stock
The railway inspectorate or board of trade by late Victorian times would have insisted on this or no light railway order!
There was a major run in with theHighland Railway over just this issue as most of their trains were mixed and they liked the convenience oflleaving the coaches in the platform and having goods stock next to the engine for ease of shunting at most stations
They did this against best BoT rules until one day on a Misty night the coach brakes hadn’t been secured and they set off down hill of their own accord
Only to return once they’d reached an opposing gradient setting off back at speed towards the station with the shunting had been taking place!!!
I believe there was a lucky outcome as no passengers were injured , but from then on the Highland complied with those rules established by the people from distant London
Loved the film though and admire your patience
As you probably know Rik bases his line heavily upon the Southwold Light Railway. This was a line without piped braking and was constantly at loggerheads with the Lords and Masters of Railway Safety in London about the issue. All ignored in sleepy Suffolk and the line closed in 1929 having never attempted to resolve the issue.
 

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
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As you probably know Rik bases his line heavily upon the Southwold Light Railway. This was a line without piped braking and was constantly at loggerheads with the Lords and Masters of Railway Safety in London about the issue. All ignored in sleepy Suffolk and the line closed in 1929 having never attempted to resolve the issue.
Thanks Jon
You took the words out of my mouth. Unlike the Southwold, I do at least run my mixed trains with a brake van attached to the rear. Not only did the Southwold never have continuous braking, it also never had a brake van - though a couple of the coaches did have hand brakes.

I'm assuming the PLR, like the Southwold, had ways and means of circumventing the BoT inspection recommendations ........ :wasntme: :D

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ge_rik

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And just when you thought it was all over .... along comes Part 3!

I do hope, for your sakes, there's a happy ending .......:D

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And just when you thought it was all over .... along comes Part 3!

I do hope, for your sakes, there's a happy ending .......:D

Rik
Keep them coming Rik
 

ge_rik

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Keep them coming Rik
Thanks Graeme. Working on Part 4, which will bring us up to the end of 2020.
Surprising how much we put into our railways when you look back, isn't it?

Rik
 

Gavin Sowry

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Thanks Graeme. Working on Part 4, which will bring us up to the end of 2020.
Surprising how much we put into our railways when you look back, isn't it?

Rik
Just don't add-up the finances!
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Thanks Graeme. Working on Part 4, which will bring us up to the end of 2020.
Surprising how much we put into our railways when you look back, isn't it?

Rik
Maybe we just have way to much spare time on our hands.
 

ge_rik

British narrow gauge (esp. Southwold and W&LLR)
24 Oct 2009
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Maybe we just have way to much spare time on our hands.
Funnily enough, I seem to have less spare time now I'm retired than I did when I was working. How on earth did I do all that on the railway when I was working full time? Compiling the videos was a bit of an eye opener ...

Rik