I have been meaning to start a thread on my good friend John Greenwood's layout for some time. The layout lives in John's loft and is designed so that bits of it can go out to shows on occasions - the Wenfordbridge section with its Beattie Well tanks and working gantry crane and road vehicles is well known on the exhibition circuit. The Wadebridge section, including the quay, is due to make its first public appearance at the Bodmin show this weekend as a work in progress and will make its full début at Railex Aylesbury in May.
The complete layout includes Padstow, Wadebridge, Boscarne junction, Bodmin North, Wendfordbridge, St Blazey shed (in the return loop/fiddle yard) and numerous halts, wharfs and dries in between. The layout is fully operable using DCC although only parts are as yet sceniced. I will post a trackplan after the weekend once I work out how the scanner works!!
John has built everything, including a fantastic stud of scratchbuilt locos. My involvement is in the buildings and I have contributed a fair number of wagons over the last few years.
The thread will follow no particular pattern but will hopefully develop into a record of progress on this ambitious project. I will start it off with a selection of pictures to give you a flavour. Taking pictures in the loft is not easy so I apologise for the quality of some of the Wadebridge pictures - I will try to get some better shots this weekend. Those of Wenford were taken last summer at the Stithians show in west Cornwall.
The goods shed
O2 and N tucked up in the shed
Attempt to emulate the famous Dick Riley shot
Shunting at Wenford
Edited by queensquare, 01 November 2013 - 11:35 .