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Decauville 2017-02-10T14:04:20+00:00

A Full-Size Decauville 1 Replica is under construction by North Bay Railway Engineering, Scarborough.

The French industrial railway business Decauville started to manufacture their own portable railway equipment in 1875, initially at 400mm gauge (15 3/4”) but this grew initially to 500mm and then in 1888 to 600mm; the gauge on which this full size replica is based.

They were built originally for French Colonial use in Agriculture in French owned Territories abroad, but a few did work in England.

This replica is being built against dimensions taken from the ex Angola locomotive preserved at the Sandstone Railway in South Africa W/No. 302 of 1899 called Bathala.

It is planned to be finished later this year.

(See this in the yellow sector of the hall.)