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Haigh Hall   Views: 492
26-07-1964.-Wigan Model Society.   Comments: 4
Photo: Barrie.   Item #: 29677  
 
26-07-1964.-Wigan Model Society.

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  Model Loco. No. 6142 full head of steam on the miniature railway. 53 years on do they still have the track layout or has it been scrapped like a lot of our yesterdays.??  

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Comments by gibo, 23rd August 2017  
No the track is still there and still operated by wigan model society

Comments by Ray Smyth, 23rd August 2017  raysmyth6644@gmail.com 
A long time friend of mine,the late Ron Smith had a 7 1/4"
gauge live steam Stanier "Black 5" locomotive. It was named
"John" after his son,who I would like to get in contact with
again. Ron Smith had a Foden artic lorry which can be seen
in the "Work/Transport" section of Wigan World.

Comments by Db, 24th August 2017  
I never knew this place was going in the 1960s. Only knew about it in the early 90s. I bet a lot of people, even model steam enthusiasts, never knew they had a Wigan Model railway in the plantations of Haigh Hall.

Comments by Barrie., 25th August 2017  
At Royden Park on the Wirral,there is a similar layout operated by the Wirral Model Engineering Society.They also operate the slightly larger scale railway in the same park. Well worth a visit.
Must be nearly 15 years since I walked through Haigh Hall grounds.

 
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