The Great Western Railway just before nationalisation is the setting for this atmospheric terminus layout in ‘OO’ gauge. GORDON EDGAR describes how he and Peter Wilson created it. Photography, Trevor Jones.


ON NEW YEAR’S EVE 1999 whilst drinking a very pleasant glass of white wine at my friend’s house there was an epiphany! Peter said: “Why don’t use my garage for a model railway?” We decided that as Peter was new to the hobby and my modelling skills had been dormant for 40 years the first thing we should do was build a small test track to learn the skills and when competent build the real model. For some reason we decided on 7ft x 15in. We set about drawing up a set of criteria which included robust flat baseboards with minimal gap, Peco track and points and a setting of a post-war GWR terminus branch line.

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