Old Elm Park

Inspired by the now-closed Old Oak Common roundhouses, MARK POLLARD set about trying to recreate the atmosphere of these ‘cathedrals of steam’ in ‘O’ gauge in just four square feet. The result is stunning

Hawksworth ‘1500’ 0-6-0PT 1504 simmers on the turntable as it is turned for departure from the shed. In the background a ‘Warship’ diesel-hydraulic and a visiting Midland Region Stanier ‘8F’ 2-8-0 await their next duties.
The crew for BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0 92245 discuss the day ahead as it raises steam inside the shed.

JUST IMAGINE being in a dimly lit shed with locomotives simmering and bubbling away around you – this is what I aimed for, and to provide somewhere to display many of my kit-built ‘O’ gauge locomotives. It can, just about, be populated by locomotives from all the BR regions, including BR Standards, but I do need to build a few more I feel.

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