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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Roger Webb OO gauge 4mm scale

Stonebridge is the groupís first venture into layout construction using S.M.P. Trackwork. A quantity of ready made points and flexible track were purchases secondhand, glued onto cork and then ballasted with ĎNí gauge granite ballast.

Buildings on previous layouts have been scratch-built but in order to save time, kits have been used here to good effect. The goods shed and loco shed are modified Heljan and Airfix respectively, whereas the station building was put together without any modification at all. The platform mounted signal box is also Ratio and boasts a fully fitted interior.

Working signals always enhance a model railway and although only two are featured here they add another dimension to the railway scene. Perhaps in the future it may be possible to have operating ground signals.

Figures bring a layout to life and these have been painted from various sources and most of the road vehicles have been altered in some way.

Locos are a mixture of steam and diesel and, together with appropriate stock, trains are portrayed running in the B.R. Early 60ís period.

Stonebridge is now 20 years old and was exhibited at Cheltenham for the first time in October 1987.


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