South Coast Minatures
Photos - All taken by Paul Carpenter
’Charlotte’(Crowhurst Eng 1990)waits her passengers at Wellington Country Park
Rolt’(J Rottier 2007) with train including several CARS members as passengers
at Bentley Miniature Railway.
Brush with a brush,Bentley Miniature Railway.
Flying Scotsman that works!(S Hills)Bentley Miniature Railway.
Miller 2001)based on a quarry Hunslet,Bentley Miniature Railway.
Beeney) also quarry Hunslet based and carrying a replica HE worksplate,Bentley
ferocious Chihuahua stands guard over Rachel(M Appley1996),Bentley Miniature
view of the shed yard,Bentley Miniature Railway.
replica unrebuilt Royal Scot 6172’Royal Green Jackets’(M Wadey
1987).Eastbourne Miniature Railway.
Hymek(Mardyke 2011) Newhaven Miniature Railway.
& Backwell Station. **
DMU : 150921 (150212 & 52121).
Bristol Temple Meads. **
LOCO : 66597.
Stoke Gifford Yard. **
LOCOS : 66528 ; 66607.
Basingstoke Station/Stabling Point/Sidings. **
DMU's : 158881 ; 159002 City of Salisbury ; 159005 West of England Line ; 159009 ; 159015 ; 159108 ; 165124
DEMU : 220027 EMU's : 444001 ; 444004 ; 444009 ; 444014 ; 444024 ; 444045 ; 450003 ; 450006 ; 450010 ; 450024 ; 450028 ; 450067 ; 450076 ; 450080 ; 450567.
Wellington Country Park, Riseley(7.25" Gauge).
LOCOS : 11 Charlotte (0-4-0+0-4-0DH), Crowhurst Engineering/1990 - Working passenger services ; 3892 Planet (4wBE), Maxitrak Ltd/2008. COACHES : Four U/I open ride upon carriages.
The party enjoyed a ride behind Charlotte. Thank you to Sophie Pratt for organising our visit, Lucy for hosting & Hugh for being our guide/train driver.
Miniature Railway, Halland(7.25" Gauge).
LOCOS : 2 Jasmine (0-4-0ST+T), B.Miller/2001 ; Basil (0-4-0ST), B.Miller & J.Rottier/2004 ; 7 Tom Rolt (0-4-2T), J.Rottier/2007 - Working passenger services ; Desmond (0-4-0ST), D.Beeney/xxxx ; 4472 Flying Scotsman (4-6-2), S.Hills/xxxx ; Lord Barry/Bentley Belle (5-car BER), Uckfield Model Railway Club/2009 - Working passenger services ; Lady Helen (4w-4PE/5-car BER), Uckfield Model Railway Club/c1984 ; E6007 (4w-4wBE), P.Heafield/1986 ; [Bulldog Spirit] (0-4-0BE), Compass House/c1994 ; 15324 (0-6-0BE), Compass House/1995 ; Rachel (0-4-0PH), M.Appley/c1996 ; D5671 (6w-6wBE), Compass House/1997 ; 9 Hunslet (4wPM), 2000 ; 31271 Stratford 1840 - 2001 (6w-6wBE), Compass House/2010 ; 21 (4w-4wBE), Compass House/2010 ; [Lewes Castle] (6wBE), T.Saunderson & Compass House/2011 - Working passenger services ; Merlin (0-4-0ST)/2012 ; 92 (Clerestory Roofed BE Tram), Ex High Legh Railway, Cheshire & Ex Unknown location in Essex/xxxx ; Hymek (4w-4wBE), Compass House/2006 ; Class 31 (6w-6wBE), Compass House/2012 ; 2957 (4wPM), Uckfield Model Railway Club, Junior Member/2012.
COACHES : Four rakes of four U/I open ride upon carriages ; One enlosed guards van.
WAGONS : U/I SR CCT van ; U/I GWR Toad brake van ; About 6 U/I various other freight vehicles.
The party enjoyed a ride behind 7 Tom Rolt. Thank you to Tim Sanderson & Alan Morris for organising our visit, Barry, John & other members of the Uckfield Model Railway Club for being our hosts/guides & train drivers.
Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway, Eastbourne(7.25"Gauge).
LOCOS : 6172 Royal Green Jackets (4-6-0), Mike Wadey/1987 ; 3802 (2-8-0), Alan Newbery/1988 ; 4039 Rachel (0-6-0), L&D Markwick/1993 ; 914 Eastbourne (4-4-0), L&D Markwick/1998 - Working passenger services ; 5156 Ayrshire Yeomanry (4-6-0), E.Holtum & L.Peake/2000 ; 70000 Britannia (4-6-2), Winson Engineering & Luke Wadey/2003 ; D7042 Eastbourne Herald (4w-4wPE), Mike Wadey/1988 ; D3015 (0-6-0BE), Compass House/2000 ; D6700 Eleventh Duke of Devonshire (6w-6wPE), Luke Wadey/2004. COACHES : Six U/I enclosed design ride upon carriages. WAGONS : A rake of approximately 15 U/I various freight wagons.
Notes : The party was informed that locos 70014 Iron Duke (4-6-2) & 92220 Evening Star (2-10-0), both A.Dixon/2009 & 2010 respectively - were undergoing overhaul at an undisclosed location. Also Loco [Bridget] (0-4-2T), Mike Wadey/1982 - was stored and sheeted over in the rear of the shed and permission to view was not granted and not possible at this time.
Thank you to Mike Wadey for organising our visit and to him and train driver Luke Wadey for supplying the information regarding the unseen locos.7
Park Miniature Railway, Newhaven(7.25" Gauge).
LOCO : Hymek (4w-4wDH), Mardyke Miniature Railways/2011 - Working passenger services. COACHES : Four Mardyke Miniature Railways U/I Pullman liveried open sit in carriages.
Note : The railway is located within this garden centre and is accessed via the cafe.
Brooklands Pleasure Park Diddly's Miniature Railway, East Worthing(10.25" Gauge).
LOCOS : Diddly-Dum (4w-4wDH s/o.), Jim Hudell & Kevin McCluskey/1985 - Working passenger services ; Diddly-Dee (4w-4wDH s/o), Kevin McCluskey/2009. COACHES : Three U/I open sit in carriages, that have had fibreglass built up around them to give the appearance of being enclosed carriages ; Three U/I open sit in carriages.
Note : The locos are unusual in that they have a fibreglass steam outline with a large childs head wearing a baseball cap on the front that are built onto the loco frames and were designed by the owner/operator (Kevin McCluskey), they represent characters that appear in his children's book, another smaller loco (same gauge) is due to be built within the next year or so.
Thank you to Kevin McCluskey for hosting our shed visit and for the information regarding the locos.
Mewsbrook Park Miniature Railway, Littlehampton(12.25" Gauge).
LOCO : D1 Green Dragon (4w-4wDH), B.Whalley/2007. COACHES : 11 & 12 enclosed sit in carriages ; 21 open sit in carriage.
WAGONS : 31 & 32 open 2 ton skip wagons.
Thank you to Chris Phillimore for granting us permission and allowing us access to the shed to view the loco after the railway had finished running for the day.
** - Denotes not seen by all participants.