Rumbling Bridge - a Scottish byway in 'OO'

Gauge: 'OO' | Period: 1960s | Region: Scottish | Operating team: NOEL Group

Rumbling Bridge in OO gauge.

The idea for this layout came after reading Ian Futers’ excellent book Modelling Scottish Railways.. The trackplan was simple, and the project achievable in a reasonable timescale, and I thought it would be just a little different to previous projects.

It models the station on the Devon Valley Railway which linked Alloa and Kinross in Central Scotland, the line following the meandering River Devon. The line took 20 years to construct, the first section opening in 1851, and finally fully opening in 1971. Three railways were involved in construction, which encountered many engineering and financial problems.

The model is DCC controlled and features a full suite of sound equipped locomotives modelling steam and diesel traction which would have been seen in the area. The locomotives are from Hornby, Bachmann, Dapol and Heljan with a selection of detailed and weathered rolling stock running behind.

The layout itself is fully detailed with realistic scenery, scratchbuilt structures - including Rumbling Bridge's unusual signalbox. Rumbling Bridge featured in HM94 - read the full feature on Key Model World and see it at Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024.

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