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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

John O'Dell 12mm gauge 3mm scale

A Bank Holiday Southern 60's Steam Experience.

Uplyme is a 3mm scale model based on the former Southern Railway seaside terminus at Lyme Regis in Dorset during the 1950's and 1960's. The real Lyme Regis station was actually much closer to the village of Uplyme then the town it was named after. Because of the tortuous curves along the branch line it was operated by only two classes of locomotive successfully, the Adam Radial Tanks and the Ivatt class 2 2-6-2Ts. Both classes can be seen on Uplyme today. Uplyme suffers no such restrictions and features a wide selection of Southern Steam engines. These include a rebuilt West Country, M7 tanks, Southern 2-6-0s and BR Standards.

The buildings are accurate models ofthose at Lyme Regis during LSWR days but the period is set well into the BR era. Most of the locomotives and rolling stock in service today are built from kits produced by the 3mm Society. If you would like to know more about the Lyme Regis Branch, the 3mm Society, modelling or collecting in 3mm (TT) scale please ask one of the operators.


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