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VIEW FROM THE END OF THE PLATFORM

Incorporating GARDEN RAILWAY WORLD Issue 335 July 2022

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HAVING FUN, SAFELY

It’s not much fun chatting with an old friend about how they ended up being involved in a serious accident. To make it worse, this accident took place at a model engineering society, where everyone is supposed to be having fun.

All this prompted the rapid shu ing of pages in this issue to accommodate Alan MacFarlane’s advice on the safe handling of fuels for our steam engines. None of this is exciting, in many ways it’s only common sense, but the advice is something we all need to take on board. After all, getting together for a

Steam Up is a big part of this hobby – which is why alongside the sensible advice, Dave Skertchly does his best to encourage readers to open their lines up to friends, family and fellow enthusiasts.

Personally, I’d be happy to get a train around my line. After two years of hardly any use, relaying the track with rail clamps has highlighted a few issues with the geometry. I think I have worked out what’s wrong, if I have, I’ll explain how in the future issue. For the moment, I need to go back outside and scratch my head a little further...

A little ingenuity at the Llangollen show saw my video camera take a trip around three different layouts for a passenger’s eye view. You can see the results online: youtu.be/IV5w9aImDCU

CONTENTS

KEEP SAFE AT THE TRACKSIDE by Alan MacFarlane P30 THE AMBER VALLEY LIGHT RAILWAY by Richard Barwick P6

SIX UP, SIX DOWN by Mark Thatcher P14

P33

P37 SCRATCHBUILDING AN AVONSIDE 25HP LOCO by Richard Turner P18

National Garden Rail Show Preview

MAILBOX

GLYN VALLEY TRAMWAY COACH by Jonathan Mead P20 PRODUCT NEWS

P42

DIARY DATES P23

STEAMS UP by Dave Skertchly P24

SEEN AT THE LLANGOLLEN GARDEN RAILWAY FESTIVAL P50

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