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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Richard Holmes N gauge 2mm FS scale

Midholme is a small through station based loosely on the Somerset and Dorset Railway, it is located at the end of the five mile single track line from Bath. For the next 32 miles through to Templecombe the line is twin track. The station has a small goods yard including a depot for local agricultural supplies and coal merchant.

Traffic on the line comprises a regular passenger service from Bath to Bournemouth and intermediate local services terminating at Templecombe. There is a steady flow of general goods traffic and coal trains serving the Somerset coalfield. Weekends in the summer are very busy with many special trains for holiday makers from the North and Midlands travelling through to the South Coast.

The period of the layout is two years either side of 1960. Most stock is either former London Midland Scottish or British Rail standard whilst the Somerset and Dorset was always a steam line, occasionally there is some modellerís licence and British Rail green diesels are run.

The layout is modelled in 2mm scale and the track is 9 mm code 40 Finetrax.


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