The West Coast Main Line: 'OO' Gauge

This summer, a three month exhibition will launch in Chester Cathedral and the centrepiece will be a mammoth 64ft long ‘OO’ gauge model of the West Coast Main Line built by Pete Waterman and his friends. MIKE WILD visited the build in its final phases of construction to find out more plus we have exclusive video by RICHARD WATSON in this online feature.

On July 12, a brand new layout built by Pete Waterman OBE and the Railnuts group will take centre stage in a three-month long model railway event in Chester Cathedral.

Making Tracks is the culmination of 18 months of modelling including scratchbuilt structures to create a 64ft long, 8ft wide model of the West Coast Main Line in ‘OO’ gauge to demonstrate the potential of railway modelling. It will be open on Monday-Saturday from July 12-September 3 2021 between 10am and 4pm presenting one of the first opportunities to venture out to a model railway event since March 2020.

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