Schedenplatz (Z) Analouge
Is situated in the area around Bavaria in the foothills of the mountains. The town of Schedenplatz has a small industrial area situated behind the main line station which is served by rail. The township is small, hence a rather irregular passenger service, where the railway authorities use all their out of date passenger cars to serve the township.
2 operators space required behind the layout .9m fits in one car with operators.
Size .7m x 1.9m (Images to follow)
Puffin Colliery (00/009) DCC/Analouge
This layout consists of a coal mine/collery which servived by a narrow gauge railway which transports coal to a transfer to standard gauge. This layout requires one car and two operaters.
The layout is German / Swiss based using Rokuhan Z track.It wiil be on display in Birmingham on Sept 30th at the European Modell railway show. All stock is Marklin. Also featured in Continental Modeller September 2017.
As a small boy Hornby DUBLO was my first train set, which i spent many hours with. It's a simple layout with stations, A travelling post office facility and there are some sidings, A turntable and an engine shed.
The layout was acquired in November 2018. It was built several years ago by a vicar in the Midlands. He sadly died and the layout was offered first to Malmesbury Museum and then to the Steam Museum in Swindon. Both declined it ( reasons unknown ).
As secretary of Swindon Model Railway Club I was contacted as perhaps a third time lucky attempt. Sadly we had no room so I asked if I could have it. The offer was accepted , the only thing I had to do was collect it from Leicester which I did.
The model is scaled down to half size but it shows the flavour of the line. The cattle dock is also in the wrong place so I hope I can rectify this at some point. Some of the layout has been 'refreshed ' and this will be an ongoing project.
Malmesbury closed to passengers in the early 1950's but freight was carried on for about another 10 years. In the last 2 years the average number of passengers per train was 1! The loco shed is still in use as a tyre depot.
GWR Country Branch terminus in the late 1920’s, early 30’s, supporting the local farming community and small nearby town of Lintor. (IMAGES TO FOLLOW)