Model Railway Exhibition 2009 Part 6

The Mid Essex Model Railway Club’s 32nd exhibition held at Shenfield High School, Brentwood Essex. 19th Sept 2009. 32. Willesden Junction in 9mm gauge by Pete Wilson. A model evocation of War Department Light Railways operated by British & Commonwealth Armed Forces during the Great War (1914 – 18). Situated 9km west of Ypres (Ieper) in Belgian Flanders the name is a prime example of a British soldier’s sense of humour. Willesden Junction (UK) was a large railway depot on the LMS in North London, & as such so was this location in Belgium hence the name. WW1 light railways were mainly 60cm gauge, built to service the needs of frontline troops by supplying ammunition, foodstuffs for men & horses, water, materials for fortifications & to transport injured men to the rear of the battlefield. The layout is a large triangular yard, with trains from the rear hauled by steam locomotives. These being replaced by less visible petrol tractors for onward movement in smaller two or three wagon consists. 33. Dagworth in OO gauge by Andi Dell. Dagworth is based on Great Eastern Main Line practice in 1985. Operation is based on Ipswich in the period with class 86 Electric hauled trains arriving from London & changing loco’s for class 47 diesels for the journey to Norwich. A wide variety of freight trains & cross country & local passenger services are also portrayed. The layout features overhead electrifications & computer controlled colour light signalling. The layout shows what you can

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