Following Yamanouchi Oshika’s last exhibition appearance at Rotarail 2014 we have received an invite for Nick H’s Kanjiyama plus one other layout- to be considered for Rotarail 2015.
We are pleased to receive a “repeat” invite to a well organised local event which for me personally brings me into contact with friends from South Hants and Fareham & District Clubs
A much travelled narrow gauge 0-4-0 T loco manufactured by J A Maffel of Munich in 1925 for a Swedish industrial railway, has recently returned via the USA, Sweden and England to the Risten-Lavik Jurnbane (RLJ) near Stockholm. It was damaged by a shell in WW2 and was out of use by the mid 60’s. It was shipped to New York, later to Seattle and returned to Sweden in the 1990’s having never run in the US.
It was restored in the 1990’s in Sweden before an arrangement for it to run on the RLJ fell through, as they had no need of another loco. The loco was purchased by British enthusiasts in March 2006 and ran for a time on the Quarry railway at the Hollycombe steam collection.
In 2007 it was bought by the Lynton and Barnstable Railway Trustees, as a replacement for Bronllwyd, whose boiler ticket was due to expire. It entered service as Sid (after the Devon river), on the L&BR in August of that year and ran until the following August, when it was withdrawn from service. It left the L&BR in January 2009 to have work on the cylinders, wheels and boiler and returned in September 2009. Further work was carried out on a broken lateral stay in the boiler in 2011 and until late 2013 was regularly in use on passenger trains. It was then sold to RLJ, arriving in Sweden in January 2014, where it has been renamed Lakvik as RLJ number 3.
Précis of article in Skandiapilen the Journal of the Scandinavian Railways Society No 73 Spring 2014 by Phil and Lin Spiegelhalter
Please visit club memories regularly as I am now into scanning photos and newspaper cuttings from times past.
If you recognise yourself or someone you know please contact us
Graham A joining me tomorrow handing out flyers for our Model Trains in Petersfield 1st June special Open Day