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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Mike Kelly OO gauge 4mm scale

Everbury is a fictitious location near to Shepton Mallet on the Somerset and Dorset Railway section of the Western Region; it is assumed it was not closed in 1966 due to political and strategic reasons.

The main line which has now been singled heads up over the Mendip hills to Bath crossing a viaduct and then through a tunnel. Also crossing on a parallel viaduct is a branch line down to Highbridge. In the opposite direction the line goes to Bournemouth.

The model railway is operating in the period late 1970's early 1980's using rolling stock that was likely to be used at that time mainly from Bachmann, Hornby and Heljan and is DCC controlled with sound. Operation is approximately to the 1960's timetable with adjustments. The buildings are in the case of railway infrastructure based on those on the Somerset & Dorset Railway and are scratch built. The platform canopies are of two different types, with the up side being of a similar design to Glastonbury, whilst the down side is similar to that at Templecombe which was built in 1938. The up side was not rebuilt due to the advent of the Second World War. The other buildings are mainly Metcalfe kits with adjustments.


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