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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Phil Bird OO gauge 4mm scale

Two villages named Cherington actually exist in the Cotswold area, near Tetbury and to the north west of Hook Norton neither had railways. Branches could have been built from the Kemble to Tetbury line or the Banbury and Cheltenham line. This layout is fictitious but assumes a terminus has been constructed by the Great Western Railway, it is set in the British Railways era of mid 1950's to early 1960's.

Traction is provided mainly by steam locomotives of the Western Region with perhaps the occasional interloper from elsewhere. In addition some early diesels and Diesel Multiple Units may be seen.

The layout is built to 4mm scale and uses SMP finescale OO track for the scenic section and Peco OO for the traverser fiddle yard. The baseboards are built from 9mm plywood and are covered in cork to form the track base.

Scenery is a mixture of textures using mainly Woodland Scenics scatter of electrostatic grass.

The buildings are a mixture of plastic kits used for the engine shed, signal box and yard sheds. With a scratch built station building, station masters house, cremetary, goods shed and weighbridge. The cattle dock is the ratio kit modified to fit the location.


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