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Wheal Elizabeth

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Wheal Elizabeth  
Andrew Ullyott P4 gauge 4mm scale

Wheal Elizabeth is a fictional representation of the Cornish china clay industry and is largely inspired by Great Wheal Prosper at Carbis Wharf off the Newquay Branch. This clay works did not close until 1989 and was virtually unchanged from the 1950's. The layout chronicles the various types of engines and rolling stock typically seen on Cornish clay trains in the period in between, so don't be surprised to see steam engines in the morning and diesels in the afternoon. There are only two rules: every engine you see will have been photographed on a clay train somewhere and rolling stock will be appropriate to the engine hauling it.


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