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Salisbury & South Wilts Railway Society

This model is of a fictitious station set in the Southern Railway “withered arm” area of the British Railways era. The North Cornwall line ran close by Trelill. However, the line passed under the village, via Trelill tunnel. Therefore, this layout is based upon what the station may have been like if there had actually been one near to the village. Many stations on the North Cornwall Railway were not close the village that they purported to serve.

There is a mixture of both passenger and goods services that serve this station, including the passing of the Atlantic Coast Express (ACE) twice per day. Both BR early and late crest stock is used and some older pre-nationalisation rolling stock appears from time to time.

The station building, waiting shelter, signal box and goods shed, are all traditional LSWR type buildings and have been scratch built using measurements from archives, published books and photographs. All other buildings have also been scratch built.

The baseboards were originally part of a test track built by another member of the club who experimented with the use of 2 sector plates and a crossover so that the operator would never have to handle a loco when in the fiddle yard. As a result it is possible to traverse the whole train across from one sector plate to the other removing the need to turn and handle the loco’s something which can always run the risk of damage and fading of the paintwork.

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