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Kelton Mine

An OO scale model railway by Ian Blenkinsopp

Hunslet Austerity Tank "REPULSE" simmers in the summer sun.

A fictional train hauled by "Cogra Moss" a  sentinel , vertical boilered steam  locomotive.

The spade forge.

The small goods yard.

Heat from a burning brazier helps stop the water tank from freezing up in the winter months.

Kelton Mine is an OO scale layout (1:76) depicting a fictional terminus somewhere near Knockmurton Fell, near Ennerdale in the English Lake District. The layout was inspired by the Rowrah and Kelton Fell mineral railway which served iron ore mines in the district.

The line was built by the Scottish Iron & Steel company "William Baird & Co." and  became known locally as "Baird's line"

A Br Class4F freight loco approaches the station.

The torpedoe style water tank was a common feature iof Cumbrian industrial lines.

Wagons from Charles Cammell's Workington works .

Iron ore being loaded into hopper wagons for transport to the ironworks on the Cumbrian coast

Joy Blenkinsopp painted the wonderful backscenes.

The station buildings were based on local Cumbrian prototypes.

The layout was sold some years ago and now has a new owner in the South of England.

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