Saturday, 10 November 2012

Miniature Traction Engine Weekend April 27th-28th 2013...

Right guys, this has taken up alot of my time over the last few weeks so definitely deserves a quick post! This is the first plug for Miniature Traction Engine Weekend 2013; a brand new event to be held at Market Bosworth Station on the Battlefield Line. The event is being organised by myself and should see 20 miniature traction engines in steam at Market Bosworth on both days. The engines will be roaming free on the old Goods Yard. The centrepiece engine for the steamy weekend will be 10-ton Aveling Porter Roller "Louise", kindly provided by a friend. "Louise" will be playing the 'big sister' and will be in steam alongside the miniatures throughout the weekend. Also on offer on the Goods Yard will be a 5" gauge miniature railway (GEC MES) which will be offering rides: small extra charge applies. The miniature centrepiece will be the beautiful 3" Showmans "The Griffin", coupled up to her Pell Organ (playing) via dynamo. Inside the Goods Shed we will be showcasing displays which include even the smallest of traction engines: the Toy Steamers. Many Mamod and Wilesco engines will be in action as well as a large 16mm Live Steam Railway and select local Model Engineering displays. All of this will be happening alongside full size train operations on the Battlefield Line, upon which the public will be welcome to take a ride during the weekend. Obviously this event is still in the early stages with me being on and off the phone every five minutes and emailing countless people. However, I am very keen to get it off the ground, as is the railway and so please come along and support us for what promises to be an exciting weekend with miniature steam at Market Bosworth Station.

Thanks guys! Sam.

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