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Butterley Garden Railway Association


2011 Gala Open Day

We have an annual open weekend where we invite the public to look around and other enthusiasts to run their trains. There is normally refreshments for sale and stalls to raise funds for the club. We also invite specialist traders who have engines and rolling stock for sale. Don't miss Kev Gregory's video at the bottom of the page.


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Matt Acton didn't have a stand, but he DID have this advertising tee shirt!

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Mike Riley's Quarry Hunslet with a prototypical train...................

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His other loco, Jennifer, keeping the youngsters happy.

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Kev ran a train from his Westwood & Loscoe Light Railway............

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............ whilst Matt ran something Corris.

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This driver was enjoying a rest beside his steed.............

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................ but the coaches overpowered it a little!

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Pam and Ken from Darlington ran this delightful GWR - inspired train.............

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Mike Riley proved that Jennifer wasn't just a pretty face............

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............. whilst Pam's train perambulated on the upper level.............

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........... hauled by a delightfully GWR'd Jack (with a jack).

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Finally for Saturday, an Edrig made an appearance.

SUNDAY

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The first loco I spotted on Sunday was this very ancient meths-fired Lady Anne.

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Ken and Pam had also brought this "GWR-ised" Accucraft along.

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This is a Regner Shay - to call it "a shed on wheels" is a trifle cruel!

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Dan brought his Finescale Peckett along for a run.

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"The Killer Bunny's on the Loco - Don't panic!"

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An MDLR battery loco getting in everybody's way............

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Another delightful Peter Angus loco.

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To my mind, SG Peckett "Whitehouse" was the star on the standard gauge today.

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MDLR battery superpower on the upper circuit.

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Three visitors from Wales contemplating their locos.........

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A delightful W&L freight train. - Thanks, Kev!

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A nice line of 3 "Jacks" on a day out.

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Two of them ran a passeger service.

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A rather unusual "Billy" with Hackworth valve gear...........

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.......... built by Dan, seen here prodding his latest creation into action.........

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............ a delightful meths-fired "Dougal"-style loco.

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"When I grow up, I want to be..........."

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"Aye Up - Zach's made it over from Suffolk!"

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You don't see many VoR's in Rail Blue..............

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Eventually, at 4PM (5 minutes late) a short sharp shower stopped play for the day.

Here's the video (Thanks, Kev!)