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Alex Raybould OO gauge 4mm scale
A new layout by Alex (aged 18, 2017)

Westbridge is a fictitious exhibition layout based on the Western Region during British Rail's blue diesel era in the early 1970's.

It is modelled in OO gauge and includes a small terminus station, sidings and a scratch built three road traction maintenance depot. The track is Peco Code 75, control is DCC via a NCE Powercab.

Locomotives are a mixture of Bachmann and Heljan and the majority of rolling stock in Bachmann.

Since it was last at the Cheltenham show, the layout has been extended by three feet, this gives me much more operational interest whilst exhibiting.

Regular passenger services terminate and depart from Westbridge, these are operated either multiple unit or mk1 carriage stock. There are also occasional parcel trains, which can also be either locomotive hauled or operated by units. A station pilot is always present and occasionally shunts stock sitting at the platforms.

Westbridge Traction Maintenance Depot is always busy. Operations including light engine movements or oil tankers, which serves the fuelling point.

We hope you enjoy Westbridge as this is my first attempt at an exhibition layout that I built at the age of fifteen.


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