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Number:
2016
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Apr 17 - Mark's MkIII, Statfold Barn Railway Open Day, Sheffield Pump Car Castings and a Handcar ride from the Czech Republic to Germany. Velo' Newsletter
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Feb 17 - The Driving Creek Railway and other international velocipedes.. Velo' Newsletter
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Jan 17 - Builds and Rebuilds plus a film of an Imperial Russian Field Railway Training School from around 1911. A real time machine story and news from Howard Smith and Alan Crotty. Velo' Newsletter
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Dec 16 - A Festive cracker full of fascinating photos and finds sent in by members attached.

I hope you all had a good Christmas, our UK Rally organisers are working away on next year’s events and we may have 3 standard gauge Rallies in 2017. I hope you all have a terrific 2017 and hopefully build a new machine for us all to see...

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Dec 16 - You responded magnificently to my requests for Models and Toys of Hand Power on Rail. I have collated the results and made this, our Christmas Special. Kevin and I wish you and yours all the best for Christmas. Yours Jacqui. Velo' Newsletter
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Nov 16 - North Yorkshire Moors 2016 Rally Report - We had a cracking time in Yorkshire, it was wonderful. Velo' Newsletter

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Oct 16 - This is a Special Newsletter from Vaclav Zahradka of the Muzeum Dresin Cachrov in the Czech Republic.

Vaclav has brought together a wonderful collection and has rebuilt the missing links in the story, including the 1825 Walking Car, the 1851 Dreisine and the 1888 Row Boat.

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Oct 2016 - 16th National Rally - Another absolutely brilliant Rally organised by Mark Egerton and family... Velo' Newsletter
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Sept 2016 - Pocket Railbikes and other news Velo' Newsletter
73 (iss2)
Imagine £75,000 to spend, like the recent government handouts, on a
Velorail “ADD ON” to an existing Heritage Line....
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July 2016 - Starter Museum for Hand Power? Plus details of NYMR Rally Velo' Newsletter
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July 2016 Corris Cranked Axle Find ! Velo' Newsletter
70
June 2016 Poling Car Special, with 2 buildable narrow gauge machines,
one from Australia and one Brit from the Robert Hudson Catalogue of 1915.
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April 2016 Spring Newsletter -
Lots of new machines have come in, enough to fill a News Only, Newsletter!

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April 2016 - Newsletter 68 "Howard in India", see the last page for a puzzle.

Also we have visited Northamptonshire Ironstone Railway Trust at Hunsbury Hill and report back.

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March 2016 - Lary Shaffer builds
Wood Centre Wheels for a Sheffield Handcar
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February 2016 - Christoph Berger KALAMAZOO Special Velo' Newsletter
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February 2016 - This time a terrific review of "Drezina" activity from Tomas in the Czech Republic. Tomas is a long time reader of our website... Velo' Newsletter
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January 2016 - A new machine from 1837, which looks very hard work.
An Italian Railbike for building in 2017 and a wonderful find in the USA.

This is the best time of the year to start building, do it.

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2015
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63
24th December - Christmas Newsletter Velo' Newsletter
62
December 2015 - New Brunswick Find, a unique Canadian c.1880's 3 wheel Velocipede, a completely original, unrestored machine! Velo' Newsletter
61

November 2015

Part 1 - The report of the super Yorkshire Rally, It was great fun, we were brilliantly looked after and the food was great.

Part 2 Mark Egerton tested a new machine at the Rally, here is a photo report

 

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October 2015 - 2 Americas first Hire Line from Hank Walthers and a magic photo from Lary Shaffer. Velo' Newsletter
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October 2015 - Car Gwyllt Special Velo' Newsletter
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September 23rd 2015
Newsletter 58 Haddam, Connecticut
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September 2015 - Statfold Special Velo' Newsletter
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August 2015 - Safetrack Velo' Newsletter
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July 2015 - Slovenian Railway Museum Velo' Newsletter

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54.2

Nevada Northern Event. June 27 & 28 2015

Nevada Event The MachinesJune 27 & 28 2015

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July 2015 - Monorail Special

plus
"Lary to the rescue"

53.2 Monorail Patents Follow up from Lary Shaffer

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June 2015 - Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society Velo' Newsletter
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May 2015 - 15th National Rally @ Churnet Valley Railway - a Terrific Event organised by Mark Egerton Velo' Newsletter
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May 2015 - Decal Art & Stencils on Sheffield Velocipedes Velo' Newsletter
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May 2015 - Tour de Yorkshire! Velo' Newsletter
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April 2015 - Good Day at the Severn Valley Railway.. Velo' Newsletter
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March 31st 2015 Statfold &.
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Newsletter 47 & Swiss Velocipedes

1892 Kalamazoo Catalogue part 1
6.3 MB

1892 Kalamazoo Catalogue part 2
5.5 MB.

1892 Kalamazoo Catalogue part 3
7.8 MB.

1896 GB Patent found by Cristoph Berger

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March 2015 - ABTUS Special Velo' Newsletter
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Feb 2015 - Velocipede Arm Enhancer; Velocipede Arm Enhancer Special;
Hand Power Tour of Scandinavia by Geoff Holland Part 2; Incoming emails!
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New Year 2015 - New South Wales pump car with a “throw out gear” ;
“Angel” gear; Hand Power Tour of Scandinavia by Geoff Holland; Rarest Kalamazoo Velocipede; Build a 2 foot gauge Pump Car?;
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2014
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Christmas Special 2014 - Budapest Night Rally; Water Velocipedes Velo' Newsletter
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North Yorkshire Moors Velocipede Rally and the The Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition Velo' Newsletter
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Oct 2014 - A Hartley and Teetor Special written by Carey Williams Velo' Newsletter
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Oct 2014 - Kalamazoo Special and

1887 Kalamazoo Catalogue

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Oct 2014 - Exercise Bike Velo' Newsletter
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Apedale Velo' Newsletter
37
New Zealand New Build and details of the NYMR Velocipede Event 2014 Thursday 6th, Friday 7th November Velo' Newsletter
36
Mallard; NRM Photos; CVR Rally Photos Velo' Newsletter
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July 2014 - NRM Report, plus machine for sale and NRM event on You Tube.
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34.2

July 2014 - National Rally Report

Our first velocipede DVD has appeared, see attached.

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Details of the 14th National Velocipede Rally Saturday & Sunday 28th & 29th June At Churnet Valley Railway

And the weekend after at
National Railway Museum
Velocipede Event 5th & 6th July
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June 2014 - NRM Velo' Newsletter
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May 2014 - New Pump Car Wheels in 60 Years from Todd Clark in the USA; “Rail Shark”3 wheel track bike;
Statfold Museum; USA Featherbed Railroad Resort, California; USA Nevada Northern Railway Museum
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April 2014 - Sheffield Velocipedes; Right and Left handed?; Tool Racks; October Railway Machine.

I would like to receive any corrections and comments on the attached Velocipede Special, I have had help from several owners especially John Wilkinson who dragged his machine out of winter hibernation to photograph his "old pattern" brake for the Newsletter. Jacqui

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March 1st 2014 - NRM Appeal; Details of the 14th National Velocipede Rally.

Extras:
- 2014 Diary;
- Version 7 March 2014 - List of Preserved Hand Powered Rail Vehicles;

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February 1st 2014 - INNOVATION Velorail Special; The Oliver Twist Award; Invitation to celebrate the departure of the Tour de France from Yorkshire at the NRM in York July 2014; Replacement wheel centre hub for Whickham Powered Car Wheels.

Extras:
1928 Rule Book
;
1911 Sheffield Cat
;
1910 plus BUDA cat
;
List of British Isles Hand Power Rail Vehicles
;

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27.2
Report from the site visit to Ware Museum High Street, Ware, Hertfordshire. 10th September 2013 to view and measure the, Metre Gauge
Wood Framed Pump Trolley
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January 1st 2014 Edition
Wickham Pump Car Special; Laser Cut Gears and the UK Owners of Pump Cars.
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Number:
2013
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Christmas 2013 Edition - California Special, the extraordinary Santa Rosa Event with You Tube hyperlinks. The Finnish Pump Car Rally and Velorail Vendee.

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November 2013 - NYMR 2013 Rally Report with terrific photos and two historic machines appear.

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October 2013 (2)
World War One Trench Railway 2 foot Pump Car planned. New machines turn up.

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October 2013 - Build a Pump Car plus PDF 1940 South African Railways Drawings and PDF 1909 Buda Pump Car Catalogue
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July 2013 - 2013 National Rally Report
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Spring 2013 - Modern Velorails, building using Disc wheels.
You Tube sites in the USA. 1892 Roberts, Throp & Co. Mine velocipedes by Sheffield.
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March 2013 - 13 pages
More Historic hand power by maker
Including the "Bootie" small wheel folding track bike.
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February 2013 - Part 1
You Tube sites for Railway Hand Power
Historic hand power by maker

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February 2013 - Part 2
Historic hand power by maker
Including the1963 "Pashley" Rail Quad Cycle.
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January 2013 - 10 pages
Sheffield No 14, 2 seat 4w track bike.
Early "Wheelbarrow" Sheffield velocipedes.
1963 "Pashley" Rail Quad Cycle. 1905 "Red Cross Folding Velocipede".
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Number:
2012
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Christmas 2012 - 8 pages
Trackbikes in South Korea, Roger Fullers 2 foot Pump Car. NYMR 2012 Rally Report.
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Autumn 2012 - 10 pages
Hartley and Teetor, German Draisines, tinplate and full size. More London Underground track bikes.
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Summer 2012 - 6 pages
1904 Russian Penny Farthing Trackbike, 2012 Rally Report. London Underground Track bikes.
LNER 1947 Velocipede Rules.
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Summer 2012 - 8 pages
Kalamazoo machine in Canada. 1904 GER Rules for poling cars. Bootie Cycles 3w track bike for BR 1967. Trawsfynydd Velorail project on television at Cubowtdd Road Crossing.
Italian concept machines
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Spring 2012 - Brilliant 1886 track bike from Steve Kay, 1884 velocipede in the Berlin Technical Museum. Roger Fullers first track bike.
LNER 1941 Rules for velocipedes.
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Number:
2011
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Christmas 2011 - 6 pages
More clarity on Trawsfynydd, unique set of Buda stirrups and Tasmanian Velocipedes.
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Autumn 2011 - 4 pages
The Jeffrey's walking car completed, Trevor Catterson builds a Norwegian track bike.
"Railbike" book review and a new handle for a Bluebell velocipede.
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July 2011 - 6 pages
The Trawsfynydd Velorail project explained and a photo of their machine with turntable, the 2011 Rally report. The building of the Jeffrey's walking car, with photos.
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June 2011 - 4 pages
Blaenau Ffestiniog to Trawsfynydd velorail hire line announced, photos of Kevin Gould's Norwegian trackbike and 3 sides of Buda restoration.
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May 2011 - 2 pages
Sears Roebuck bike conversion kit. Drawings of the 1931 "Midget" on the Isle of Wight and the Malton-Driffield velocipede with a tablet pouch holder.
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Spring 2011 - 3 pages
Editor discovers email and computers.
First Buda catalogue reviews, and restoration of a Buda velocipede.
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2010
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Dec 2010 - 4 pages
We finally work out the "I Cycle" is a lie.
The first .dwg drawings for laser cutting available with drawing exploded view and colour photos. The First National list of preserved machines has 29.
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Nov 2010 - The editor makes a mistake and skips a number.
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03/09/10 - 2 pages
2010 Rally Report, the "I cycle" causes more grief before we discover it is a US Railway Company deception.
David Wilding finds a magnificent 4w velocipede in India
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02/07/10 - 2 pages
The world's best preserved velocipede is coming to the 2010 Rally.
We find the owner of the NYMR Norwegian trackbike and the Kent and East Sussex has a velocipede and another Row Boat.
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18/05/10 - 2 pages
Photos still wanted of a 4w track bike at the Hoorn Steam Railway in Holland.
David Wilding has a Darjeeling gravity car copied. The "never existed" I cycle appears.
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29/04/10 - 2 pages
Searching for Kevin Gould the owner of the NYMR Norwegian track bike.
Work starts on the "Row Boat".
The first laser cut parts appear
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