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Little Wheels

A close-up of the small driving wheels of the locomotive Bronllwyd at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon.

The locomotive operated all steam services on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway for the 2005 summer season and was also used on the railway regularly throughout 2006 and for the first half of 2007. During its last year on the railway, Bronllwyd was fitted with a wooden cab roof, to enable the loco to be used during poor weather conditions.

 

Little Wheels

A close-up of the small driving wheels of the locomotive Bronllwyd at the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon.

The locomotive operated all steam services on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway for the 2005 summer season and was also used on the railway regularly throughout 2006 and for the first half of 2007. During its last year on the railway, Bronllwyd was fitted with a wooden cab roof, to enable the loco to be used during poor weather conditions.

 

comments (11)

A pleasing detail, nicely framed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks for your comment Ian.
This is a nice composition, Brian. Others can admire the technical stuff.
Brian Walbey: Sometimes the part is just as interesting as the whole Chad, thanks for your comment.
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Dec 2008, 08:43
Not been on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway but perhaps I will with the boys one day.

The Mid Hants Railway (Watercress Line) is my local steam line, which we visit every so often. The boys love it and I usually take my camera but really struggle to come away with any compelling shots. This is nice and simple, with strong colours - I will learn from it!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Harv, I had planned a visit to the Mid.Hants.this year on the way to or from my brother-in-law in Poole but we never went down in the end. I bet your boys would love this little beauty.
One of the first pictures I posted on SC was of some train wheels. Mind you they were a bit bigger...off Evening Star!

Nice shot of these little wheels Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, yes I think Evening Stars wheels are a bit bigger than this, by several feet I would imagine.
  • Tracy
  • Staffs Moorlands England
  • 3 Dec 2008, 10:07
This shot is very good, if you didn't know any better you would have thought it was from a train setsmile
Brian Walbey: It is a train set Tracy, a big boys train set, thanks for your comment.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Dec 2008, 13:01
All looks very clean, Brian; a fine tribute to the unsung volunteers who maintain it. It is interesting to see the the centre wheels are flangeless ; helps cope with tight radii cuves, I would imagine.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan, it was in really good trim, I guess you are probably right about the flangeless middle wheel.
Excellent capture Brian. So neat and clear!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, a very smart little machine.
They are like toys aren't they? Good shot.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert, what man wouldn't like a toy like this for Christmas.
I'll bet it's quite powerful though
Brian Walbey: It's surprising just how much some of these little locos can pull Chris.
  • FLOOG
  • The valleys of a contented soul
  • 3 Dec 2008, 15:47
Really looks like a Hornby double 'O'. Lovely detail smile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Paul,now Hornby Dublo, that takes me back.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 3 Dec 2008, 16:30
Even without the title these do look like little wheels, perfectly engineered
Brian Walbey: THanks Ellie, a marvel of miniature engineering.

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