10 1/4" garden line in Devon

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10 1/4" garden line in Devon

Postby Paglesham » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:20 pm

many years ago I lived in the Devon village of Nth. Tawton. A very kindly old chap had a reasonable 10 1/4" line round his considerable garden which even had a tunnel at one end.
I wonder if anyone knows of it or remembers it. One of the diesel outline locos had a Lanchester 10 engine complete with the Lanchester Fluid Flywheel gear system.
He used to open up whenever the village had a fete and give rides for charity.

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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:39 pm


Only just caught up with your query. Have you tried asking the nice people in the 10 1/4" society? You can find it here:



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Postby Adam Roper » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:03 pm

The Surrey Border & Camberley book has a lot of details on this line as it was home to some of the Bullock pacifics

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:29 pm

That must have been a long time ago.
The railway was dismantled after his death and if I remember correctly, most of the equipment went down to St Austell in Cornwall. Not sure what happened to it after that as the St Austell line must have closed about 20 years ago.
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