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Vanoord

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House with an incline?
Posted: 04/05/2020 16:45:35
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There are probably some puns easily available - but anyway, if you've ever wanted a house with an incline, here's one:

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/local-news/west-country-man-builds-railway-4099016?fbclid=IwAR3rzTSCwrmrwea7d9Joyx3bT2iq08SVL97Yzr0qrYwPgjZzfZPVIJU6RYQ


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House with an incline?
Posted: 04/05/2020 16:55:36
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When we lived in Broseley Shropshire, my neighbour built a water balance incline to move compost and garden materials up from the bottom of his garden. It neatly connected with his small rideable electric train (on old Sinclair C5 motor, PV charged) which ran about 15m to his coal bunker. IP: 92.24.167.193
Jim MacPherson

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Posted: 04/05/2020 16:59:37
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And with a bit more lateral thinking I suspect he can also mechanise the hedge trimming to avoid leaves on the line. Shocked

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Tamarmole

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Posted: 04/05/2020 17:24:25
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I seem to recall that the Asheton Smythe family of Dinorwic fame built an incline from their kitchen to their dining room to speed up food delivery. IP: 86.165.13.60 Edited: 04/05/2020 17:34:19 by Tamarmole
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House with an incline?
Posted: 04/05/2020 21:54:17
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I am sure that is not unique. I remember reading about one (used mainly for the bins) a year or so ago. I think it was in North Devon.

Unfortunately, I cannot now remember any details Sad
IP: 86.160.26.134 Edited: 04/05/2020 21:54:52 by JohnnearCfon
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Posted: 05/05/2020 08:06:39
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House with a tunnel https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouth-man-finds-tunnel-underneath-4098281




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Tamarmole

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House with an incline?
Posted: 05/05/2020 09:45:16
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There is a house near Sennen in West Cornwall with a domestic incline. Probably the most notable is the one at St Micheal's Mount (also in Cornwall). IP: 86.165.13.60
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House with an incline?
Posted: 05/05/2020 09:48:42
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Tamarmole wrote:

I seem to recall that the Asheton Smythe family of Dinorwic fame built an incline from their kitchen to their dining room to speed up food delivery.


Are you sure that wasn't Wallace and Grommit ?
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Posted: 05/05/2020 13:43:29
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Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.

Ah yes Sennan is the one I had seen photographs of. Looking that up I discovered that Boots (the Chemist) have one in Torquay!

http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/rail/sen.htm

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Posted: 05/05/2020 14:20:10
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.


I'm trying and failing to remember if that was at Vaynol or their London House.


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Posted: 05/05/2020 14:50:42
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JohnnearCfon wrote:

Assheton-Smiths' definitely had a railway for delivering food from the kitchen, whether or not it included an incline I don't know.

Ah yes Sennan is the one I had seen photographs of. Looking that up I discovered that Boots (the Chemist) have one in Torquay!

http://www.hows.org.uk/personal/rail/sen.htm

Shocked

Wasn't aware of the Torquay one; next time Mrs tamarmole drags me there for a nice day out I'll check it out.
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Posted: 10/05/2020 21:02:44
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I think if I'd built that I would have least have put two Winchester on it, if it snaps he has no way of stopping at all
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