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Castle Wharf Kendal

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Castle Wharf Kendal  
Ian Kirkwood OO9 gauge 4mm scale

Plans for a standard gauge light railway running south-east from Canal Head in Kendal, Westmoreland to Arkholme, serving various quarries and gunpowder works, as well as local farming interests, failed for lack of money. I have suppposed for this layout that a narrow gauge line - a much cheaper option - was built.

The layout represents the northern terminus in the 1930s. The canal is little used, most traffic being transferred to the LMS at exchange sidings just south of the area modelled. Trains to and from the exchange sidings are shunted at the wharf.

The buildings are all hand-made, mainly from car, and are based on actual buildings from Kendal. The carriages and wagons are from kits and the locos are from the excellent Backwoods range of kits.


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