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Field Railway Fettling

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The Field Railway Fettling programme has continued unabated, not letting minor details like freezing temperatures stand in the way.

A combination of poor rail joints, severe curvature and joggled fishplates has created a bit of a derailment hot-spot; notable victims included our Hudson brake van at the November 2014 military weekend and a Baguley loco during Tracks to the Trenches.

Therefore, the curve has now been rebuilt to eliminate the bad joints, and new, properly joggled, fishplates manufactured to accomodate the change in rail sections.

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