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Layouts SummaryBolland RoadBovey ManorEbsworth for ReynoldstonEbsworth for Reynoldston and Older End MPDEmlyn ParvaHermosa TacomaMineheadOlder End MPDSchaffons CrossingSt. Albans AbbeyTaw MagnaUpper & Lower CroftonWhistling Woods
Taw Magna
OwnerClub Layout
Scale/Gauge7mm/O gauge
OutlineGWR branch line, circa 1950
Dimensions32ft x 5ft
Space required36ft x 9ft
Power requirements1 x 13A socket
Operators/Crew5-6
Transport expensesHired van plus 1-2 cars
AvailabilityAvailable for 1 or 2 day exhibitions
ContactTony Spencer
tony.spencer@iwemrc.org.uk
Previously shown at:
WEST ESSEX MODELRAILSat 25 Apr 2015
-Sun 26 Apr 2015
Cochelster MRC ExhibitionSun 03 Nov 2013
Burgess Hill MRC ExhibitionSat 11 May 2013
Ipswich RMA ExhibitionSat 10 Nov 2012
Guildex, TelfordSat 08 Sep 2012
-Sun 09 Sep 2012
Warley National Model Railway ExhibitionSat 19 Nov 2011
-Sun 20 Nov 2011
WEST ESSEX MODELRAILSat 01 Oct 2011
-Sun 02 Oct 2011
Beckenham & District MRC MRC ExhibitionThu 24 Sep 2009
Kettering G.O.G. ExhibitionSat 07 Mar 2009
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 06 Oct 2007
-Sun 07 Oct 2007
Romford Haverers O Gauge Group ExhibitionSat 08 Apr 2006
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 01 Oct 2005
-Sun 02 Oct 2005

The clubs 75th Anniversary Exhibition in 2005 was the first public showing of the layout, and it has had many outings including to national shows at both Warley and the 0 Gauge Guild shows at Kettering and Telford. Since its first outing it has been extended to its present size and had improvements made to the scenery.

Based on GWR Branch Line practice somewhere in the West Country, the layout has been designed to be run as a GWR scene in the 1930-40s and as BR practice in the 1950s until the Beeching closure plan. Long term, the group are considering adapting the layout to also represent a preserved line.

The current buildings will be removable so changes can be easily made and so introduce some of those modern structures that are often seen at such sites.

This will give the group an excuse to run anything they want from a dock shunter to a 47 diesel! Trackwork is basically Peco with handmade C&L pointwork built by O Gauge section member Don Neighbour. Buildings are mostly scratch built with the station based on Abbotsbury. The Goods shed is a modified card kit. Most of the Locomotives and Rolling Stock are kit built, and made by group members.

Built for lasting operational interest and the expressed pleasure from visiting viewers when it is exhibited, the team await the next opportunity to share their work.

 
Coming up...

WEST ESSEX
MODELRAIL 2017

Our 61st Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 22 Apr 2017
Sun 23 Apr 2017

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STEAM DAYS 2017

Sun 02 Apr 2017
Sun 07 May 2017
Sun 04 Jun 2017
Sun 02 Jul 2017
Sun 06 Aug 2017
Sun 03 Sep 2017

Train rides, model railways and cakes!

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