Rob Flynn's 'Bridget' class loco visits us for the 'Grand Opening'
We welcome visits from owner/operators with their 7 1/4" gauge locomotives whether steam, electric or petrol or solar powered (although there's rather a lot of shade!)
Steam locos must have a current boiler certificate and ALL locos will be subject
to a basic examination by our GM or deputy prior to running.
We strongly advise owners of visiting locos to arrange suitable insurance for their property as our insurance covers only our own stock and third party liability for passengers & staff.
Access is difficult and therefore the size of stock is restricted, in practical terms, to the weight that can be reasonably handled by two people. We have a 3' long trolley that can used to convey items down to the level crossing where they can be lifted
onto the track.
The track has been laid and points built to 7 1/4" Gauge Society standards. The turntable will accommodate locos up to 6' overall length. Some curves are quite sharp and 6 wheel fixed wheel-based locos may struggle. The points are 1:4.
There is a short 1:20 climb into the station, leaves and dampness here can add to the entertainment!
Our passenger stock uses bar couplings and 8mm pins, coupling jaws are approximately 5" above rail height.
We are happy to advise you on suitability
and let you trial suitable locos prior to any public running. Our track may also be used for trialing locos (by prior arrangement of course).
The CWR is a short but very demanding track that will test driver & locomotive to the full!
Please contact the GM to arrange a visit.