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Bluebell Railway – First Public Trip on Ardingly Branch since 1963

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

Yes, see what’s “Round the Bend” in Horsted Keynes! This was the first trip of the day hence the first public trip on part of the Ardingly branch from Horsted Keynes since closure of the electric service from Haywards Heath in 1963. A brake car trip pulled by Fenchurch which takes an express non-stop trip South through Horsted Keynes Station and on to the start of the Ardingly branch on 15th August 2009. Here we see some of the stock awaiting restoration stored on the parallel line before stopping (fortunately !) at the beginning of the gap where the missing Sheriff Mill viaduct was blown up by the army. You can also see two service trains and the diesel loco hidden away behind the scenes. As you can see the track was rusty and unused. Trip in aid of the Northern Extension Fund which hopes to reconnect with East Grinstead main line. Tickets cost just £3 and represented excellent value. After getting to East Grinstead and a bit of a rest, we hope the Bluebell will push Westwards to Ardingly and eventually back to Haywards Heath! This would give a spare route to the coast in event of an incident on the main London line and could be a “nice little earner” for the Bluebell. The large mound between the Sheffield Park and Ardingly lines is the site of the new “picnic area” created with some of the spoil from the Northern tip. It will be a great place for photographers – as long as the inevitable fencing isn’t too intrusive! Sorry about the video quality, I only had my still

I haven’t ran my Lionel trains since 1992. Can I run them right out of the box? Do they need any maintenance?

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Question by miket145: I haven’t ran my Lionel trains since 1992. Can I run them right out of the box? Do they need any maintenance?
I’m planning on setting up my Lionel Trains this holiday season

Best answer:

Answer by Alco83
They should run just fine without much trouble (it may take a bit of coaxing to break them back in). However, a quick inspection to blow off/clean any dust/dirt within the movable/mechanical parts certainly would not hurt. Also, giving all of the moving parts (particularly the locomotive[s]) a quick shot of oil would probably be a good idea as well.

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