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St. Margaret's Hall, Coniston Road, Hatherley, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU
Exhibition organised to raise money for
Descriptions are based on material supplied by the layout owners
Bilston Road Engine Shed more photos
Bilston Road was built by Peter Cullen and appeared last in April 2007 at Cheltenham. Recently we requested Peter re-exhibit it with us. The news came back he was looking to sell the layout, at which point we agreed a price and purchased it without hesitation.
The layout represents a typical sub-shed in the industrial Midlands on the Western Region of British Railways.
Locomotives return for overnight servicing and simple running repairs. Stock is mainly ready to run with some having added detail.
It is hoped to exhibit the layout at a later date when engines from the 1930's will be featured.
Garfield more photos
Garfield is a fictional town in the North Cotswolds at the end of a joint London Midland & Scottish and Great Western Railway branch line. The small terminus station has a limited passenger service connecting with trains to Banbury, Rugby and London Marylebone while a small factory, coal merchant and near by quarries generate freight traffic.
On this its first public appearance, Garfield will be set in the 1930's but could also represent earlier or later epochs.
The 6 feet by 15 inch layout was the last to be built in OO gauge by George Lowell of Clevedon. I am indebted to Mike Walker, Robert and Roger Webb and everyone else who has contributed to this project.
By the way can anyone find Garfield the ginger cat?
Ryders Green Whaf
The Refuse Yard
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