This compact ‘N’ gauge layout models a busy main line station with a quarry behind. See it at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show.
Gauge: ‘N’ | Period: 1960s | Region: Southern | Operating team: Ray Taylor and Anna Bass and friends
Set around 1966 White Meadow Quarry is an ‘N’ gauge model railway layout set in a fictitious location somewhere in the South of England. Located a little way outside the village of White Meadow, the railway serves a chalk quarry as well as the village.
At the time of the layout, the chalk quarry is coming to the end of its life and is very run-down – almost derelict. A main line station sees fairly regular rail traffic, while the branch line brings materials into and out of the chalk quarry as needed. The quarry workers keep the local pub going – although today it’s doing a roaring trade because there’s a Bus Rally taking place on the common near the station.