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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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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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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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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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