Moseley Toy and Train Museum.

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  1. Gloria Aldridge

    Gloria Aldridge Full Member

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    Good morning everyone,
    A bit more news regarding Narrow Gauge Garden Railways. We have been given a section of land for our Cornish Narrow Gauge Garden Railway Group, at Moseley Toy and Train Museum at Tolgus near Redruth in Cornwall.
    Ground work will hopefully commence in March 2020. This will be a permanent site similar to Butterly in Derbyshire but with our own design.
    Once built everyone will be welcome there is a cafe on site where teas, coffees and biscuits can be purchased and run by the owners of Moseley Museum with help from volunteers. Further updates to follow in the New Year.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    ianvolvo46 Staff Member Moderator

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    Exciting times ahead Gloria if ever I get to Cornwall I'll be sure to pop in, I like cream scones n' tinto ... (you have to pour the tinto first) .. until then your updates will suffice :thumbup:

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    Hi Ian,
    You wI'll be made very welcome, not sure about cream & scones though . But never say never as stranger things have happened:cheers:
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Excellent news Gloria! Please keep us updated when work starts.

    Cheer's, Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete,
    Thank you I will certainly let you know. We have also formed a committee and hold proper meetings which is a lot better as you can converse with members of our group and discuss plans. We are very lucky as one of our members is a qualified surveyor so that will save us money. And we have our own bank account to put funds into which is great.
    Will keep you posted,
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    That's a good solid foundation Gloria good luck to all

    Ian vt
     
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    Hi Ian,
    Thank you ever so much, its lovely to have members from Platform1 mrc that are supporting and behind us with our project, even though its not their Gauge of railways.
    My kindest and best regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Good evening one and all,
    Just a reminder that April 4th is the Annual National Garden Railway Show which is held at the East of England Showground Peterborough Arena. Sorry to say it's a one day show held on a Saturday. There are19 layouts in scales including 16mm to the foot , 7/8ths 7mm narrow gauge ,G,G1 and G3 running a mixture of live steam, and electric powered stock. 100 trade stands and suppliers you simply don't see anywhere else.As well as manufacturers launching new products. Information stands and heritage railways. Model of the Year Competion. Member to Member seconhand sales and lots more.
    If anyone can make this show its well worth the effort.
    Kindest regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Good evening everyone,
    A bit of good news for you all from a sunny Cornwall. Moseley Toy and Train Museum in Redruth Cornwall is hoping to open their doors on Sunday July 12th 2020. There are some exciting times ahead for everyone to enjoy, there is no entrance charges as it runs on donations only. If you are down this way please call in and visit us. There is a temporary track being laid consisting of 5 inch gauge and 7. 25, hopefully to have some locos running unfortunately it is only a short section of 50ft track. Work is under way for a permanent track, as the one laid is only a demo track this runs alongside their existing 2ft gauge track. Further updates will follow over the coming days.
    Regards to you all.
    Gloria.
     
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    Good morning to you all hope everyone is keeping well. Just an update for you all. Moseley Toy and Train Museum opened their doors yesterday 12th July 2020 1st time since lock down was eased. We had a quite a few visitors including families. Everyone enjoyed themselves Inc our volunteers who made it a great success so we'll done to them. My 7.25 loco and carriage which was run on a temporary short length of track made an impression and created interest and able to give rides . Also on display was my partners 5inch gauge battery operated loco as our railway is dual gauge. 2 members of the public who are interested in joining us have a 5inch steam loco which will hopefully be on display at some point.
    Regards.
    Gloria
     
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    Wow, sounds like a success straight out of the bag Gloria, well done! Any chance of a photo or two of your set up??

    Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete thank you ever so much. Yes it was lovely, today was a washout with rain and no visitors just our normal regular 5 volunteers Inc my partner and myself. My partner has taken a couple of photo's will send them to you once they have been sent to my email address Pete.
    My kindest regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Good evening Pete,
    Thank you ever so much for the like. I have just one photo at the moment will try and send it to you.
    Regards,
    Gloria.
     
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    Hi Pete,
    Here is a photo taken at the museum last Sunday 12th July our first day of opening.
    Regards
    Gloria
     

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    that looks a great place to spend a weekend at :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks for the photo Gloria, like Ianvolvo says, it looks a really nice place to visit! :thumbup:

    Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete,
    Yes I think it would as next door to Moseley is a caravan park. We know the daughter of the owners and could make enquiries. We had a few visitors today from Canada who enjoyed themselves I believe as they left a generous donation.
    You take care Pete.
    Speak soon
    Regards
    Gloria
     
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    Hi ianvolvo,
    Thank you ever so much for the like. Yes it is a lovely place to visit as there is a lot to see.
    Regards
    Gloria
     
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    Thank you for that Gloria. We would be very interested in the caravan park :thumbs:


    Cheers, Pete.
     
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    Hi Pete,
    The caravan park is called Ponderosa Tolgus Mount Redruth Cornwall TR15 3TA. Its next door to Moseley Museum they are taking phone bookings only at the moment They have a website.
    Hope it helps
    Regards
    Gloria





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