This ‘OO’ gauge layout depicts a rural branch line in Yorkshire in the years before the Second World War. Built by the De Havilland MRS, MIKE WORSLEY explains its genesis and construction. Photography, Trevor Jones.


Above: An overall view of Middleton-in-Teesdale station. The local bus delivers passengers from the town to avoid the lengthy walk. The steam railcar is awaiting its passengers while coal wagons are shunted by a ‘G6’ 0-4-4T.

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