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Caradon Junction

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Caradon Junction  
Mike Kelly OO gauge 4mm scale

Caradon Junction model railway is based on Coombe Junction on the Liskeard to Looe branch in Cornwall. The trains descend a 1 in 40 incline to the junction where passenger trains run into a dedicated small platform. From here they reverse and proceed back through the junction taking the branch line down to Looe, only a small section is modelled but I hope it gives the flavour.

Freight trains, which due to the incline are quite short, are mainly made up of the distinctive china clay hoods. They proceed on a separate track and under the bridge to the clay driers at Moorswater. In reality the driers are much further away than on the model and are generic rather than a copy of those at Moorswater.

The time modelled is in the period around the mid 1970's and early 1980's when blue diesels ruled supreme. Locomotives are represented by class 25, 37 and 52 Westerns. Passenger trains are operated by class 121 "Bubble cars" and all are DCC controlled with sound. The majority of the buildings are scratch built


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