The Milford Hill Light Railway
This page details the construction of the outside version of The Milford Hill Light Railway.
The line is to be a narrow gauge mainly steam line built to 16mm scale with 32mm track.
This is the proposed site of the railway as it is today, 14 May 2012.
The part to be demolished has a slightly sloped roof coverd with roofing felt and light grey almost white
guttering. It's the bit in the images that has the plastic storage boxes by it's wall. Ran the first steam
locomotive on the temporary track today, video here. The first official video of the new Milford Hill Light
Railway is now up here.
Another days hard graft, the roof is gone and all the internal woodwork, just the 2 walls and the chipboard floor remain.
One wall down, one to go......................
And there it was, gone! Now the hard part, clearing away the rubble.
I really thought i'd never see it like this! Next is to tackle the floor but i'm saving that for another day!
Well underneath the chipboard was enough bricks to build that small wall you can see, enough sand for a
fair sized sandpit plus various whole & broken paving slabs. however once that was removed the original
paving stones reappeared. Just that last line of bricks to remove.
The bricks have gone, finally! Also various broken paving slabs have been replaced. Just have to disappear everything
against the back wall and the yard will be ready for stage 2.
It's done (23 May 2012), all that 's left before i can start building the railway is to tidy up the walls.
Finally, i have a railway in my backyard!! The brick corner supports are only temporary and nothing is screwed or
bolted down yet as the walls still have to be painted. Also there is still some more timber to put into place and
some additional track but basically it's there.
Ok, just a few pics now that the walls have been painted (26 June 2012). I can now actually start building the railway!
Here the track bed is now fixed in place and has grown some what wider. Just awaiting a coating of Decking Protector
before we can start laying track!
Finally a day without rain! The track is down! In the background you can see my loading gauge tester. Date 30 June 2012.
There's been a few more mods to the track bed and track route recently.
The pictures below show how it is now and hopefully will stay for the immediate future. Date, 20 July 2012.
The passing loop, which will have several changes before the final layout.
The new long siding extension to the passing loop. We now have a lineside hut and a tree lined grass bank
which we are calling 'Launceston Bank' in honour of my favourite narrow gauge railway. Date August 2012.
A minor track layout modification for the start of 2013. The long straight to Fowler's Halt has been removed in order to
provide some space for building developement. Date, January 2013.
A slightly different perspective, the railway as it is today, May 2013.
Just a few up to date shots of the railway as it is today. Date, April 2014.
The long siding has received an extension which means it now runs approximately half the distance of the main line.
This will allow a regular shuttle service to run from Milford Hill Station to the Engineers Arms :-) The Dudes are out
inspecting the track work.
Milford Hill Station just after the rain. Date, July 2014.
Priory Lane, a different perspective. Date, July 2014.
The steam up area has gained a much needed turntable. Using a 12" 'Lazy Susan' bearing, some brass plate and a section of Peco SM32 track.
Here is the turntable in use, my Roundhouse Russell has the longest wheel base of any of my locos and fits on the table easily.
The Milford Hill Light Railway as it is today April 30th 2016.
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