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Miniature railway near Balcombe

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Mcr Warrior

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Anyone know anything about the history of the miniature railway at a property near Balcombe in West Sussex. (To the West of Wakehurst Place).

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There is a near-identical photo on the Geograph website (click on the photo to go to the larger original):
Miniature railway line crosses drive near Forest Farm

© Copyright Shazz and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
which gives little information.

There is another photo on the same site:
Miniature railway alongside track to Forest Farm

© Copyright Dave Spicer and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
which is also devoid of information.

It is most likely someone's private track, or as it's dual gauge possibly an engineering society? It isn't listed in my 'Tiny Trains' book from 6 years ago as being a line open to the public, so really can't say any more.
 
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Thanks. As you say, was probably once someone's private outdoor layout. Came across it by chance on a walk from Balcombe station to Wakehurst Place a few years ago. Didn't look, at the time, as if it had been operated anytime recently.
 

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Thanks. As you say, was probably once someone's private outdoor layout. Came across it by chance on a walk from Balcombe station to Wakehurst Place a few years ago. Didn't look, at the time, as if it had been operated anytime recently.
If you said you'd seen it recently I would have suspected an engineering society track unable to have running sessions in lock-down!
 
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