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Budemoor Junction

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Budemoor Junction  
Barrie Blackmore OO gauge 4mm scale

A Slice of Southern Railway territory on the border of North Devon and Cornwall. Budemoor is a fictitious Junction off the Exeter, Oakhampton, Barnstaple and Plymouth lines to the town of Bude. Its harbour, a busy port for the export of stone, slate and minerals and the import of steam coal from Wales for the mines static steam engines and the railways.

Due to the nature of the area and steep incline the branch into Bude had weight restrictions for locomotives and trains, goods trains requiring two manned brake vans for trains of more than 10 wagons.

Locomotives and rolling stock are from all areas which formed the Southern Railway after grouping. Passenger traffic was at its heaviest during the summer thanks to the Victorians who developed seaside resorts such as Bude, Minehead, Ilfracombe and Padstow. Trains would leave London Victoria with 10 to 13 coaches and arrive in Padstow with just three, having dropped coaches off on route at the many junctions on the way.


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