Set in the Welsh borders, this ‘OO’ gauge layout brings to life a sleepy inland port in the 1930s and 1940s.BOB WYKES explains all.

GWR ‘56XX’ 0-6-2T 6695 stands at the quayside with a set of coal wagons. Swans swim in the water while a fisherman aims for his next catch.

FOLLOWING the success of our ‘N’ gauge layout Ormston Town, Bridgend Model Railway Club members discussed what our next move would be. We decided a ‘OO’ gauge layout would be built before developing our ‘O’ gauge project. During our deliberations we read an article on the Tewkesbury Quay branch and this gave us some good pointers for the new ‘OO’ design.

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