Bournville Model

 

Railway Club

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N Gauge Layout


The Bournville shed layout is based upon period signalling diagrams and Ordnance Survey maps to provide an authentic track layout that allows us to run trains from the period 1939 to closure in 1960. Away from the shed, where space constraints dictate a compromise in producing a historically accurate model, recognisable elements of the Birmingham West Suburban railway have been used. Travelling from Birmingham trains enter the layout by emerging from Church Road tunnel and run alongside the Worcester & Birmingham canal until they pass under Mary Vale Road. With Mary Vale Road passed, the shed and coaling stage dominate the scene as trains ease towards the bridge at Cotteridge Park before passing out of sight beneath the Pershore Road. The layout is currently very much a work in progress, its exhibition outings have afforded viewers the unusual opportunity to see beneath the skin of a relatively large layout under construction.    


                                        Simon Davis

 

Pictures that inspired the layout.....

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