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Bilston Road Engine Shed

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Bilston Road Engine Shed  
Cheltenham GW Modellers Group OO gauge 4mm scale

This layout represents a typical sub shed located somewhere in the industrial West Midlands, on the Western Region of British Railways, during the mid 1960s. Work-weary, run down locomotives return for overnight servicing and simple running repairs during the last years of their working lives. All locomotives are ready to run, however most have been extensively weathered by SCRS member Martin Smith using Carrs weathering powders. This heavy weathering is not to everyone's taste but recalls my train spotting days as a teenager.

The layout usually resides on a shelf in my railway room and provides a storage and display facility for locomotives not currently in use on my main layout.


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