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Colin's Blog describes my return to railway modelling after a long absence. The plan is to create a Blog where my grandchildren and others can explore the various activities in two main areas:


A 1930s West Country setting with both town and rural components, designed to capture the essence of the time, the trains and places rather than strictly adhere to prototypical metrics. I call this place "Westown - Heathfield" very loosely based on Weston-super-Mare (my home town) and a Quantocks village.  Presently the time and date is Winter 1936





My second project is the rolling stock of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway. This will have no dedicated layout, it is an exercise in kit building which has proved most timely as it's seen me thru the recent shutdowns and recovery from a broken foot.

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Westown-Heathfield - some background

Westown - Heathfield   Having come back to modelling after a long absence, this has been a learning experience.   I’m not aiming for perfection; I want the layout and individual settings to look plausible at a macro level. “I do enjoy making a miniature world where trains go to and fro”   I wanted to capture the sense of place and settings of my home county Somerset; set in the context of the railways I knew and loved as a child. I wanted to engage my 6 grandch


BWsTrains in Westown-Heathfield

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