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Bere Ferrers

Unread postby Mitchell285 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:32 am

Hi all ,

Odd question but does anyone know if the signal box at bere ferrers near plymouth has been finished yet and has any progress happened on the small demo line in the last couple years?
I ask becuse when I was last there , 8 odd year ago , the guy owned the box and was making.it into an electric simulator type hand on demo thing .

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Re: Bere Ferrers

Unread postby Chris Osment » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:52 pm

I would suggest that the easiest thing would be to go the Tamar Belle website at http://www.tamarbelle.co.uk/ and use the contact form therein.

I do know that sadly the chap who was working on the SB originally (not necessarily the actual owner) died some years ago while work was in progress.
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Re: Bere Ferrers

Unread postby GrahamHayward » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:32 am

Haven't been down there for a year or so to help (sorry, Chris!), but the box is complete and a fully working computer simulation. Its fun trying to remember the rules for AB to Exmouth Junction and Western Region, Tokenless Block to Honiton. Its a great place to stay as well, for anyone visiting that part of the world.
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Re: Bere Ferrers

Unread postby DaveHarries » Thu Mar 7, 2013 6:51 pm

Sounds interesting. However perhaps a more appropriate simulation would have been for the Gunnislake line, with options for trains to run also to Callington and Tavistock?

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Re: Bere Ferrers

Unread postby Chris Osment » Thu Mar 7, 2013 9:31 pm

Maybe, but as the box came from Pinhoe, with the Pinhoe frame configured as Pinhoe, then perhaps it was felt easiest to operate it as that? :)
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Re: Bere Ferrers

Unread postby 31422 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:00 am

Holy thread resurrection!
Stayed at Bere Ferrers last week. Excellent place. The demo sidings are fully in use from a frame (ex Kew East Jc) housed in a covered wagon. Pinhoe box is in use with the fully interlocked computer programme in operation. Absolutely fantastic place to visit and very reasonably priced too for accommodation and meals in the restored coaches.
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