Following some recent posts in ChrisN's thread 'Traeth Mawr', about arranging travel between two model railway locations, I thought some readers might find it interesting/useful to look at some of members' modelled locations on the British railway map, in order to plan possible exchange 'traffic' - goods and/or passengers.
I can see there are several potential problems, since many models are separated not only by distance but also in time. An early Victorian layout could hardly be expected to be in communication with a 1930's one, for example.
Many readers will be familiar with 'Farthing' by Mikkel, which is located on the GWR line between Newbury and Westbury. This is (mostly) set in the Edwardian period. Other railways set in a similar period include 'Traeth Mawr' (already mentioned), 'Oak Hill' (1905) in Kent, and my own 'North Leigh' (c.1890) in Oxfordshire. EDIT - added 'Castle Aching' (Edwardian) in Norfolk.
These five can be placed on a c.1900 railway map as shown below:
Other readers might like to add their own locations to the map (extended Northwards into Scotland, as required) and, perhaps, develop similar maps for other time periods. We could then consider what traffic might be expected to travel between these various locations.
Edited to correct Oak Hill location - see post #20 below
Edited to add Castle Aching location - see post #35 below
Edited by MikeOxon, 16 November 2017 - 16:33 .