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Bridgebury Gate

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Russ Hobbs N gauge 2mm scale

Bridgebury Gate is a fictional town somewhere in the South of England at a time between 1966 to 2000. The layout is 148th scale N gauge and consists of a twin track mainline passing a station with twin island platforms and limited freight facilities. Change here for trains to Mikel End, a somewhat ancient branch line that survived closure by being reduced to single track, the remnants of the double track might still be visible.

Round the back we have a six lane fiddle yard, each line holding two six or seven coach trains or one really long one. With the best part of 15 feet of mainline we make good use of running really big trains where we can.

Bought from eBay as a restoration project in 2009. Construction is softwood frame and legs topped with ply MDF chipboard and is quite heavy.

The model is entirely analogue control with quite a bit of wiring. Since being in my ownership it had considerable work carried out, some visible and some under the board. Starting with a full week to get all working, upgrading the points control to relay drive with some route setting., lots of track reworking and in 2016 a total rewire. In 2017 the middle section of the mainline were relayed and adding a crossover. Additional track sections and wiring to all ow use of four controllers. 2019 saw completion of the fiddle yard upgrade then 2021 was the year the bridge was replaced. All that is left now is to add working signals to the model railway.


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