Newton Grove 19F
GAUGE: ‘O’, 32mm SCALE: 7mm: 1ft SIZE: 9ft x 18in REGION: MIDLAND PERIOD: 1960s CONTROL: DCC
A visit to a friend’s ‘O’ gauge layout was all the inspiration JONATHAN NEWTON needed to switch scales and start a new collection. Newton Grove shed is the result – a compact portrayal of the final years of steam in the North West.
DO YOU SEE ROSE GROVE in these photographs? Perhaps you see shades of another MPD as so many of them shared similar shed designs? It’s not hard to imagine yourself standing there between the shed roads or looking from the coaling plant, camera in hand, recording the last few years of main line steam in Britain. That has been my inspiration and my greatest achievement. So, let me tell you how it all came about and how it grew into what it is today.