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Major developments at Rugby Model Engineering Society's Rainsbrook Valley Rly

Vulcan

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Posted: Fri 15th Nov 2013, 11:08pm
Major developments at Rugby Model Engineering Society's Rainsbrook Valley Rly

Press Release – for immediate release: 15th November 2013

Rugby Model Engineering Society Ltd (operators of the Rainsbrook Valley Railway) announces the acquisition of additional land adjacent to their current site in Onley Lane to allow an expansion of their raised and ground level railways and to provide dedicated land for customer car parking on public open days.
The current site of 1.82 Hectares (4.5 acres) will be extended by a further 3.04 Hectares (7.5 acres) giving 4.86 Hectares (12 acres) in total. The land has been leased from Rugby Borough Council for a period of 50 years.
Plans include an extension of the 7.1/4 inch gauge ground level track from its current 1000 metres to 2000 metres and the raised (5 and 3.1/2 inch gauge) will be extended from 335 metres to 762 metres.
Other major ancillary works include the provision of a new roadway to the new car parking area and the provision of two 40 foot shipping containers for secure storage.
This programme will provide Rugby with one of the longest ground level and raised miniature railway tracks in the Midlands area and secure the amenity for the enjoyment of local people in the long term.
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Contact information:
Ken Eyre
RMES Publicity Officer
E mail: publicity@rugbymes.co.uk
Web site: www.rugbymes.co.uk
Telephone 01788 842709
 

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rogerbrown

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Posted: Mon 2nd Dec 2013, 11:55pm

Congratulations on the acquisition of the additional land and I wish all the best in your expansion plans in the future. It will also make a certain other railway who are not that far from you possibly sit up and take notice.

Best wishes

Roger Brown
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Vulcan

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Posted: Sat 7th Dec 2013, 12:07pm

Roger - thanks for your good wishes.
The news has been received with interest in a number of quarters.
This is an ambitious programme for what is, by some standards, a relatively small club but work has already started in earnest with roadways under construction and many other things are work in progress. If you are a Facebook user go to the RUGBY MODEL ENGINEERING page and view some photos of
work in progress.
 
 
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