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A Day In The Life Of The Strawberry Line Miniature Railway

A Day In The Life Of The Strawberry Line Miniature Railway - Double DVD

The Strawberry Line Miniature Railway operates within the grounds of the Avon Valley Adventure Park at Keynsham, between Bristol and Bath in SW England. In this programme we will be showing what is involved in operating a commercial 5 inch ground level line and what goes on behind the scenes.

Disc One: Introduction to The Strawberry Line followed by a morning briefing by Mike Bass to the members, then all the rolling stock comes out of the sheds. Dave Bateman gives us a track walk and explains why it is necessary. Ian Hunter takes us behind the scenes and shows us how to apply transfers to a new loco, then Richard Clayton allows access to the Workshops where he starts turning some new axles. Bob Vine restores some damaged trucks, then there is a full tour of the entire line behind a Class 40 locomotive. Jenny Timms shows off her gardening skills. Richard Clayton and Dave Pinch ballast some track, whilst Junior member, Daniel Timms talks about the benefits of being a member here. Ian Hunter gets to the bottom of some signalling issues and explains how the system works and finally Richard Clayton and Ian Hunter replace some worn out sleepers in the sidings. Once the visitors have left all the stock is put away, ready for another day. Total running time 54 minutes.

Disc Two: Ken Parsons shows how to completely rewire a Class 33 Locomotive and junior member, Jack Stenner takes a goods train around the circuit and does some shunting in the yard. Total running time 29 minutes.

A Day in the Life of The Strawberry Line Miniature Railway