Conwy Valley Railway Museum
The miniature steam railway
|Location||Betws-y-Coed, Conwy County Borough, Wales|
|Website||Conwy Valley Railway Museum|
Museum [ edit ]
The museum was founded in the early 1970s by Alan Pratt, starting with a former standard gauge railway carriage which today acts as a licensed Buffet & Restaurant car. The current museum was built later, and contains various railway artefacts, including a 15 in (381 mm) gauge quarter scale (1:4) replica of a Britannia class locomotive.
Miniature railway [ edit ]
Other attractions include a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) gauge miniature steam railway which runs for 1-mile (1.6 km) on the site.
Tramway [ edit ]
There is also a one-third full-size (1:3) electric tramcar which runs for a 0.5-mile (805 m) on the site, on track of 15 in (381 mm) gauge. This is one of only two electric tramways in Wales (the other being a short 18 in (457 mm) gauge electric tramway in Heath Park, Cardiff, owned by Cardiff Model Engineering Society).
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- "Cardiff Model Engineering Society". www.cardiffmes.com. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
- Railway Track Diagrams volumes 3 & 4, published by Quail Track Diagrams