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Harlyn Road

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Crawley MRS O gauge 7mm scale
Featured in April 2004 Railway Modeller

The layout depicts an (ex) LSWR branch line terminus in the North Cornwall coastal area, west of Padstow. The track plan is typical of the South Western. All railway buildings are models of actual structures on the old South Western system and are scratch-built, apart from the signal box, which has been built from a kit of the box at Swanage.

Rolling stock is again kit or scratch-built and is representative of two different periods: LSWR in 1924, soon after grouping, and BR (Southern Region) in about 1960. Usually the different periods will each be shown for one day each at two-day exhibitions.

We follow a sequence of operations that represents a typical series of movements and ensures that not all the stock ends up at one end! To ensure there is always something moving, this sequence is far more intensive than the prototype.


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