ROGER COLEMAN'S
"LINE WITH NO NAME"

Roger's Line With No Name ('cause it hasn't got one) in Sutton-in-Ashfield is a simple oval in part of his back garden..................

 

......... with the "top" end just a little below ground level.............

......... and the steaming area at about knee height. Kneeling mats are provided for those (like me) who prefer not to bend down.

 

There is An Ongoing Problem with The Tree. The roots have already caused the concrete trackbed at this point to be lifted, but it's still not level at this point, as this shot..........

 

.......... and this one illustrates! Very "Top of the Lickey Incline", this!

 

Unusually, the track is laid onto the concrete with deep sleepers and ballast and no battens or screws to hold it in place. Roger says it works, and who am I to doubt him?

 

Terry Pearce's loco was standard - the rolling stock was anything but!

 

Ian Shields brought his Big Cheddar................

 

....... seen here retreating at speed!

 

"So what's Brian done to his Millie?" Our host (in blue) subjects it to a close examination.

 

The MDLR's Bertie also gave a near-faultless performance...........

 

...... including posing for the photographer without being touched.

 

The Actons had turned out this pair of wagons that I'd not seen before.

 

A study in concentration.

 

The Acton's "Other" train

 

A closeup of Terry Pearce's coach, modelled on the Sand Hutton coach which was re-gauged to 2' for the Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway.

 

"The roof's all planked, you know - even the curved bits at the end."

 

"We love watching other people working - we could do it all day!"

 

. and THIS is what they were all looking at - an "Ivor"-esque loco, bought as a box of bits from Cheddar. It was originally 45mm gauge and this was its first outing since assembly.

 
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