Episode 4 of the Building the Great Central Railway video series is here. Join MIKE WILD and RICHARD WATSON as they delve into the details of Swithland Sidings, explain how it was built, its features, rolling stock and operation in this 40 minute video. Watch it today exclusively on KeyModelWorld.
Above: 63762 passes our model of Swithland sidings signal box with a rake of mineral wagons testing the newly laid trackwork.
WHEN WE BUILD a model railway for Hornby Magazine we normally follow a similar pattern by creating a scenic area then adding a storage yard to one side or behind. For our Great Central Railway layout we took a different route. Having built Quorn Magna station - our take on a GCR London Extension style island station - we decided to make the most of the 16ft x 8ft footprint and turn what would have a storage yard into a fully scenic area.