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Re: Ardeer Miniature Railway.

Post by little plum » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:20 am

Morag, I was spoiled for choice, do I go coastal or inland.
Loved the rec area, the hedge at the bowling club was a regular destination for us boys, we were looking for birds nests, in our enthusiasm we most likely trampled on the speedwell. ( thon wee blue flooers :oops: that I know that ) A lot of the lads collected birds eggs, but that's a thing of the past. When you mentioned fencing classes it had me thinking about the resources that the rec had, and started working through the alphabet.

e.g. A - Athletics
B - Bowls, Billiards.
C - Cricket. You get my drift. :D
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Re: Ardeer Miniature Railway.

Post by Hughie » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:12 am

Thought I'd add this informative video to this topic, it's from 2014.


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Re: Ardeer Miniature Railway.

Post by Hughie » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:45 pm

I'm in debt to Nicholas Baxter for forwarding these images.
Hope these are useful. Looks very different from the images on your site showing the railway overgrown and derelict.Images came from a railwayman, who was a friend of my uncle - presumably based at Motherwell Engine Shed? No other information available, I am afraid.

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Ardeer Model Engineering Section. Words copied from reverse of photos.
Image 1: G Rose run out of steam and water, waiting for boiler filling and steam. Ardeer Model Club Garden Fete.
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Image 2: Driving engine C (?) McBride Driver Motherwell
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Image 3: The man driving the engine, he built himself, is a Doctor. Sorry unable to mind his name.
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Image 4: Mech F/man Motherwell driving engine (G Rose). Man in light suit C McBride Driver Motherwell. Ardeer Model Eng Club layout
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Image 5: Driving engine H Pike Fitter Motherwell
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