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Project 2006 - Steaming Bay Loop

Since the concept was first put to the members about 18 months ago. A
request was made to improve the flow of locomotive passenger haulage and
enabling crippled locomotives to be replaced on a quicker turn around during
the busier periods at the Show Ground.

The design work and track surveying for the first stage was completed at the end of 2005 and procurement of materials for fabrication was sourced during early February of this year. Click here for a drawing.

The working group then called a quick response meeting in order to make a start on cutting the track. This was given and a hacksaw was soon found.

We are now into the spring and the first stage of erection of the turnout is now in place and it is anticipated that the main line will soon be up and running again.

The track is cut

First Stage Nearly Complete
Once the main line is operational the working group will continue with assembling the loop, and with sufficient fabrication already completed and available it will not be long before the steaming bay will be serviced by the loop. For the second phase, it is anticipated, that at the end of the running season (Mid September) the main line will be cut again in order that another set of
fabricated turnouts can be set in concrete. This will then allow locomotives and passenger cars to come off at the station end and a new train connected up at leisure to a standby or rostered loco.

Visit our gallery for more pictures of this project

Clywd Vintage 2010 by Sion
Oswestry show 2008 by Sion
5" gauge Hunslet boiler by Glyn
Oswestry Show Photos by Sion
Copyright Sion Davies & Oswestry Model Engineering Society 2005