Had a gem of an email today from Mick Knox.
Would it be possible to build a PWay trolley with a small wood burning steam engine as power?
I would like to find out about the possibilities of building one with a small diesel engine capable of running on chip oil etc and thought a steam version would be great?
Anything like that would generate a bit of interest and publicise the S&D, together with idea of low cost travel. Planting the seed, so to speak, for modern railcars designed on basic, cost effective, low running cost principles. Not the air conditioned, sealed units of today?
If it was light enough it could visit other lines etc.
I’m sure a steam PWay trolley, would look great puffing along the track at MSN, or Spetisbury or in the Midford Valley, towards Wellow? It would draw a crowd?
Do you know anyone with that sort of knowledge, without giving some other line the idea? It would need to be quite light so it can travel by road (yet more publicity) on a trailer to site. I know one of the volunteers at MSN brings his small digger on a trailer, so I’m thinking that sort of scale….
What do you reckon? Mad?