Gauge: ‘OO’ | Period: 1950s | Region: Midland | Operating team: Dave Court and friends
Fenny Stratford is located just east of Bletchley and was part of the Varsity Line running between Oxford and Cambridge operated by the LMS. During the 1950s Fenny Stratford was a double track station and it had a number of sidings and a large active timber yard. The timetable was comprehensive with a mixture of passenger and freight services.
The ‘OO’ gauge layout is an accurate representation of Fenny Stratford station in the 1950s and replicates the line from the Stag Road bridge, which carried the busy A5 over the railway, to where the line crosses the Grand Union Canal.
All of the buildings on the layout are a true representation as they were in the 1950s. Some of the buildings still exist today, such as the station building, police station and the canal cottages
The layout is controlled using an NCE Powercab system. We decided very early on that we did not want to control the points using a mimic panel, so we decided to use JMRI PanelPro and use the routes functionality it provides. The actual operation of the layout is performed using wireless tablets again connected using JMRI WiThrottle.
Fenny Stratford featured in HM159 – read the full feature online at KeyModelWorld.