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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Bristol East MRC OO gauge 4mm scale

Dent station is on the Settle to Carlisle line of the Midland Railway and serves the villages of Cowgill and Dent. Completed in 1877 the line is renowned for the rugged Moorland, its tunnels, viaducts, amazing scenery and snow, the stone station building itself is famous for being the highest on the English railway network at 1,150 feet.

The layout is 00 gauge built to traditional methods using Peco ?ne scale track. It was inspired by the work of David Jenkinson and built to provide a circular layout that I could sit back and watch trains run round.

The scenery attempts to capture the bleakness of Blea Moor, the landscape with extensive stone built walls and snow fences.

The track gang you can see working muffled up in overcoats against the cold and the lack of passengers reflect the distance of the station from any local housing. Cowgill village is half a mile away while Dent itself is nearly 5 miles further to the west.

The layout runs with LMS motive power on one day and British Railways steam the other, rolling stock re?ects this.


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