Proprieters: Colin and Diana Saxton

Tolgus Mount Redruth,

West Cornwall. TR15 3TA  Phone:01209 211191 Mobile 07511256677

Email: colinsaxton494@btinternet.com

 

Proprieters: Colin and Diana Saxton Tolgus Mount Redruth, West Cornwall. TR15 3TA  Phone:01209 211191

Mobile 07511256677

I created M.I.N.G.T.M as a craft project at Moseley Boys Grammar School in cheadle, Cheshire

in 1969. During the next twenty five years the railway collection became a public Museum, with over fourty narrow gauge

locomotives operating over half a mile of twenty four inch gauge track running around the school playing fields.

Due to various problems including closure of the school site the collection was dispersed in the 1990's. The spirit of the Moseley school project and the nucleus of the original museum forms the recreation of the MINGTM on its new site at Tumblydown.

Tumblydown narrow gauge trains are housed in a large shed within the farm complex. A twenty-four inch gauge line runs from there through our horse paddocks for about seven hundred yards. The track is being extended gradually,as time permits.

There are seven working locomotives on site and one under going restoration. Five are battery electric vehicles and three are diesel units. The Moseley collection has approximately fifty items of rolling stock including carrages,wagons,mine tubs and specialist vehicles.

On display are a wide variety of vintage toys,such as,working tinplate trains and construction sets. Examples include Hornby 'o' gauge, Hornby Dublo, Meccano, Lima 'o' gauge, Trix Twin Scalextric, Dinky toys, Bayko, Tinplate Toys, Dinky Builder, Ace trains and LGB.

Mining tubs and artifacts are presently on display in the main museum collection. A purposely designed series of mine galleries are under construction to eventually house this important historic collection. Within the museum are dozens of domestic and industrial artifacts,some recognisable and others long forgotten. memories from a bygone age. how many will you recognise?

INFORMATION
ALL VISITORS,INDIVIDUAL AND PARTY, ARE MOST WELCOMEbut as Tumblydown is a working farm this should be BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE.

There is no charge for visits and off road parking is available. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT. Formal conducted tours can be arranged. Tea and coffee etc can be provided. To arrange your visit to Moseley museum and/or B&B contact Colin and Diana Saxton 01209 211191

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