Model Railway Exhibition 2010 Pt 6

The 33rd model railway exhibition by the Mid Essex Model Railway Club on the 18th Sept 2010 at Shenfield High School. Exhibiter 29 is “Widnes Road” by Paul Smith in 4mm scale. “A finescale DCC layout, set in the North-West during the mid 1980’s. Although a fictional scene, the concept is based on a small fuelling point, shed & small P-Way yard. Built to serve an off-scene marshalling yard for Runcorn & Widnes industrial complexes including ICI chemical works: inspired by visits to Warrington Bank Quay in the late 80’s & 90’s. The layout features scale length hand-built C&L turnouts & trackwork, with extensive use of model lighting. Stock is typically from the early 80’s up to the introduction of ‘large logo’ blue & much is either resprayed or weathered; detailed & all stock is Kadee fitted.” Exhibiter 30 is “Horsted Keynes” by Alan Brewster in N gauge. “A junction station on the line originally built from Lewes to East Grinstead, operated from 1882 by LBSCR up to 1923 when it became part of the Southern Railway. In 1948 it along with the rest of the UK was nationalised to become part of British Railways. Taking 10 years to build, the layout represents life in the 1950’s & the atmosphere of that part of Southern England. The station now forms part of the Bluebell Railway. Stock is being developed to give a more accurate collection of that run on the line during the time modelled. Special trains run as part of the operations, depicting the latter days of the line before
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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