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Thread: Nottingham 3 1/2 rally.
28/06/2016 11:54:39
Hi Neil, it will be from 10am onwards, the site is locates at Great Central Railway North at Ruddington. On site catering. We are also doing a BBQ on the saturday evening for anyone staying later. Everyone welcome, and if bringing a steam loco please bring boiler certs.
27/06/2016 23:09:34
Event this coming Saturday, everyone welcome

Thread: PTFE piston rings
18/06/2016 23:26:30
Ive recently had ptfe rings fitted to a 5 inch black 5 i have. And ive gotta say they are superb. No problems at all. They were done by Ben Pavier at BP Loco works, can pass on contact details if needed.

Thread: NSMEE Pacific rally 2016
06/06/2016 19:29:27
Hi all, on Saturday 5th June, Nottingham society held its annual pacific rally at Ruddington, what a cracking day it was. Highlight being an A1, A2, A3, A4 in 7 1/4 lined up. Weather was brill aswell.

Thread: Nottingham 3 1/2 rally.
04/05/2016 23:18:06
Of course Neil, all welcome, would be good to see something other than steam in 3 1/2 running.

04/05/2016 15:29:58
We are holding a 3 1/2 inch rally at Nottingham on Saturday the 2nd of July, if you would like to attend with a locomotive could you please pm me and i will book you in. The opportunity to run on the sunday is available if you wish to make a weekend of it.


Thread: 3.5" Railway Gauge Association
05/08/2015 17:40:10

Forum is now online at


Edited By ruston165 on 05/08/2015 17:40:39

Thread: 3 1/2" Gauge Discussion Group
05/08/2015 01:08:39

Not sure how may are following the other post regarding a society for 3 1/2 inch gauge, I have grabbed the bull by the horns as they say and made an attempt at starting such a society. I'm very much in the early stages of setting up a website and forum although it is under way, anyone wishing to help it would be appreciated. Also a sneak peak of the website can be found here, **LINK**. I'm very much an amature at doing these things.

Regards, Lee

Thread: 3.5" Railway Gauge Association
05/08/2015 01:04:45

Thanks Neil,

As I say its very much a work in progress and I'm still in the process of setting up the website and forum, anyone wanting a sneak peak can view it here **LINK**. Feedback is welcomed.

Regards, Lee

04/08/2015 15:17:10
Hi all, having looked for said association recently i couldnt find anything, website is not known etc. Having spoken to a few friends and attending a few tracks in the past month i think its a good idea to start an association, i have made a start in setting up a website and intend on setting up a forum. Its very much just at the starting stage. I dont plan on charging an annual subscription, just a membership. I have spoken to members at Sale and Leyland who currently hold events for 3 1/2 inch locos and they are keen to be part, aswell as Nottingham showing interest aswell. Anyone who would like to help me set this up would be welcomed, feel free to contact me via PM. Thanks, Lee
Thread: Help with loco info
01/05/2013 19:47:31

Hi everybody,

Im looking for some help to try and find out any history regarding this locomotive, Myself and my friend purchased this locomotive from Station Road Steam at the Harrogate show in 2012, there was no history about the locomotive, all he could tell us was that it was owned by a train driver who was local to him, which is Lincolnshire.

Its a 3 1/2 inch gauge LMS 4-6-0 Jubilee, im not aware of any other models of this locomotive around, and im not aware that anyone does drawings for it. As it is now, its been painted up as 5629 'Straits Settlements' in LMS lined maroon. It really is a stunning model. Also there is eveidence that it may have had a different number/name previous to what it is now. Although im not sure what it was. I trawled the internet and I looked through archives on selling sites such as SRS and steam engines for sale, I'm pretty positive I found it on steam engines for sale, but with it being archived there was no contact details, I tried emailing the site administrator but had no reply.

So basically im appealing to abyone and everyone on here if they have seen it, or know who owned it, built it etc.

I have attached pictures as links to the bottom here, the 1st 6 pictures of it are as it is now, the 7th picture is the picture I found on steam engines for sale.

I hope someone can help me either by replying on here or by private message.

Many thanks,



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