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Mallingford Central

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Mallingford Central  
Frome Vale Modellers N gauge 2mm scale

Set in the early 1980s, the layout represents a terminus station in a fictional large town south of Birmingham, close to the boundary between the Western and London Midland Regions of BR and connected to the Bristol-Birmingham main line by a triangular junction near the real life station of Kings Norton.

The town is large enough to warrant regular calls by Inter City cross country trains, together with loco-hauled trains on provincial routes and DMU services between Worcester and Birmingham. The depot provides servicing facilities for freight locomotives allocated to Bescot shed, and passenger locomotives laying over from their duties.

Operation is based upon the timetable ruling during 1982 and mainly features blue diesels (for which the layout's owners have a soft spot!), although a few 'oddities' may appear from time to time. Buildings are either scratch-built or modified kits, the track is standard Peco N gauge, and the rolling stock is mainly from the Grafar range.


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