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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Andover MRC O gauge 7mm scale

A highly fictitious and improbably small GWR terminus, somewhere between Falmouth and Truro. The village of Frogpool actually exists but in reality was never served by the railway. The layout was built by club member Tony Collins as an exercise in minimum space and is featured in the first Gauge O Guild book of small layouts published a few years ago.

The buildings are based on the following prototypes: station on Adelstrop plans from GWR Country Stations by Chris Leigh; signal cabin on Burghclere from a photograph in Didcot, Newbury and Southampton Railway by Kevin Robertson and Roger Simmonds; large lamp room and store on Tetbury from plans; lamp hut on Lambourn from plans; goods shed on Hemyock from photographs; bridge on Fairford from photographs, all these in Great Western Branch Line Termini by Paul Korau. Other items based on no particular prototype.


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