Monday, 25 January 2016

Statfold Barn Railway Miniature Steam Rally PLUG...

The annual plug is here guys, albeit for a change of venue. Join us at the award winning Statfold Barn Railway over April 23rd/24th for the line's first family-friendly event. This impressive but usually private narrow gauge railway is holding its first Miniature Steam Rally over this Spring weekend and will be welcoming over 70 miniature engines in 1.5" - 6" scales. The engines range from traction engines to steam lorries and of course steam rollers, representing most of the well known manufacturers of bygone age road steam. The engines will be milling around the site whilst a select few members from the Statfold Barn steam fleet offer unlimited travel on the narrow gauge railway between Statfold Junction and New Road. The locomotives in action are planned to include these two: Peckett "Harrogate" and Hudswell Clarke "Fiji": amongst others from the award winning fleet...
"Two Wonderful SBR Engines" (M.Ranieri)
Regular readers will remember that I created and organised the Market Bosworth Miniature Traction Engine Weekend that had its first show in 2013. I went on to do three of them, with the final one last year welcoming over 50 wonderful examples of miniature road steam from across the country. The venue of my organisation activities changing to Statfold Barn is a great step forward I feel and indeed the level of interest from exhibitors has been over whelming. The prospect of welcoming over 70 engines to the event is fantastic. This was some of the 50+ we brought to MB last year...
"The Last MB MTEW - 2015" (M.Ranieri)
As well as the miniatures on display we will have the following attractions:
  • Three Full Size Road Steamers
  • Miniature Working Area - 4" Sawing, 2" Cultivating and Corn Milling too
  • At Least Four SBR Steam Engines in Service
  • Photo Opportunities with the Locomotives, Traction Engines and Turntable
  • Engine Line-Up and BIG Whistle Up at 2pm Each Day
  • Peters Railway Book Stand with Author Christopher Vine
  • Indoor Displays of Toy Steam, Meccano & 16mm Live Steam Layouts
  • Trade Stands of 00 Gauge and Model Engineering
  • And Much More!
As well as seeing the engines in action you'll be able to ride on the Statfold Barn Railway as well as chat to the owners of these marvellous machines. If you're thinking of building or buying an engine then I guarantee you will enjoy this event as we will be showcasing most scales, designs and models...
"Harrogate With The Author Driving - June 2015" (G.Cryer)
Invitations to attend this event are available HERE on the SBR website and for these we request a donation of £10 per Adult and £5 per Under 14, with all profits going to deserving local charities. As I say this is the FIRST Statfold Barn event to welcome Under 14s so please come along for a steam-filled family day out. (Please note that we cannot accept entry on the gate on the day without a valid pre-booked invitation). I look forward to seeing some of you at our new venture and I hope you will enjoy it - its going to be a whopper! We'd better get some polish on these engines...
We hope you can join us for a day out with steam, celebrating miniature representations of those engines of a bygone age when steam ruled the roads, the fields and the rails. Many Thanks All, Sam...

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