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British 1950’s/60’s Inspired Model Railway

Chey sent in these photos and description of his layout to share:

“Hi, here are some photos of the progress on my British 1950’s/60’s inspired model railway and also a short story behind the layout and locations it’s based on.

British 1950's/60's inspired model railway

The story of this layout is a ‘what if’ the Great Central Railway extended to Gloucester in the 1930’s and remained there with a terminus in the 1950’s/1960’s until closure in 1965, the station is in a run down state with just a small booking office at the top of the stairs leading to the platform also the diesels now have a shed on side next to the coaling stage and only a handful of steam locomotives (to be acquired for the layout) are based there now including a 9f, and a Britannia or 2 plus a selection of BR(W), BR(E) and BR(M) motive power.

British 1950's - 60's model railway

The station on this layout is called Gloucester General and is based on most Great Central Railway style stations, the depot is based loosely on 85B which was the Western Regions shed on Horton Road in Gloucester.

It’s British outline N gauge. All track and points are Peco, and the scenics are sourced from my back garden such as the ballast which is made using ash from the fire pit, the bushes are moss from the patio and walls.

The boards are actually 15mm compressed foam board attached to two beams running the length underneath, the layout is currently DC however it is being wired for DCC as we speak. I hope this makes for some interesting thoughts/ comments and hope you enjoy it too.”

One Response to British 1950’s/60’s Inspired Model Railway

  • Marksays:

    I think you have a very interesting layout combining the actual with the “what if”. I also like your resourcefulness by using items from your backyard for your scenics.

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