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Burford GWR

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Burford GWR  
Pete Howells HO gauge 3.5mm scale

This is a fictional GWR Cotswold branch terminus typical of that area. It is pictured as it might have been in the late 1930's.

What makes this apparently typical model branch terminus different, even rare, is its scale of 3.5mm to the foot, 1/87 scale. Most items on the layout have therefore had to be scratch or kit built.

Peco code 75 track is used and has replaced the previous track which dated from just after World War Two. The layout as a whole was initially built in the 1930's and was well ahead of its time then.

Baseboards are original old wood of two by one frames supported largely on trestles. Two of the boards do have integral legs.

Coupling are 4mm DG items which are operated magnetically. The signals are over 50 years old, and are operated by the wire in tube method. Control is analogue and points are operated by more modern SEEP point motors.


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