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Clive Baker

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    Burton upon Trent
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    Historic public transport, Photography and video, illustration.

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  1. View latest movie featuring two eras of rail traffic at Rolleston-on-Dove: 


  2. The layout is based on a prototype station that served the village of Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire from 1894 until closure in1949. Modelled in 4mm scale employing EM gauge track standards, this layout first went public in 2007 and has been featured in both Railway Modeller and British Railway Modelling magazines. The period of modelling for this ex North Staffordshire Railway branch is both post WW2 in the BR period, prior to closure, and 1930's during LMS days. The model is the precursor of a successful scheme to preserve the remains of the actual station which is now part of the Jinny Na
  3. I've just purchased a K's kit for this brake van, a white metal kit, it was possibly produced in the 1950's and still in its wrapping as it left the factory. I'll post an image when completed.
  4. Nice work, I used to live in Barton under Needwood and went fishing along the Dove, I saw the remnants of old track beds and wondered what the railway might have looked like.

    1. DonB


      If you get back to the area, the station area at Rolleston has been cleared and greatly tidied -up by Clive and a group of local volunteers. The platforms and goods yard are well defined. The group have used flowering plants to help too.  There is a public footpath (bridleway ?) passing though the site. Clive's Models are well worth a look if you can get to a show where they appear.

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    Work in progress, a model of a signal box at a level crossing in High Street , Burton upon Trent, to be a feature along the approach to the Little Burton layout.

    During Lockdown it is difficult to give reliable exhibition information re my 3 layouts.


    Little Burton was booked to appear at Burton Railex at the National Brewing Centre, Burton upon Trent 01.11.2020. Event cancelled.

    The layout is to be featured in the January 2021 issue of BRM. It can be viewed on Youtube: 



    website: www.rolleston-on-dove-station.co.uk   email: [email protected]

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  6. Thank you Andy and your excellent team of assistants for organising another "Great Weston" Model Railway exhibition. I feel privileged to have taken part in 3 of the 6 shows that have supported Weston on Trent Primary School primary school and was totally surprised, yet delighted to be awarded Best in Show yesterday for Coton-on-Dove – Thank you, the trophy will take pride of place, I was lost for words yesterday afternoon. I have witnessed the exhibition growing, not just in size – number and quality of layouts together with well selected trade support over the previous six years and hope t
  7. Hello Andy Please can you email me on [email protected] so that I can send details for Coton-on-Dove for the forthcoming Weston-on-Trent show. Many thanks Clive
  8. Thanks Andy, but I will stick to Coton as I have already put the details out on various social media sites so wouldn't want to confuse the public.
  9. Good news to hear you are up and running this coming November, I look forward to bringing Coton-on-Dove for its second outing to a show that has become established and respected. Would you like me to give the show a plug on the Rolleston-on-Dove Station website? Kind regards Clive
  10. Look forward to seeing you. On road parking is available in South Hill, a cul de sac just past station entrance on left if approaching from A 38. Refreshments can be purchased at Jinny Inn, further along the road on the right hand side.
  11. Starting with the model railway, Rolleston-on-Dove, this developed into a community project to uncover and restore the remains of the actual station site. The platforms have been restored and a footprint of the booking hall has been recently completed. At the end of the goods yard the buffer stop to the cattle/carriage dock siding has been restored. All features are described in detail on illustrated panels strategically positioned around the heritage site. The layout itself has appeared at the Open House Weekend at the Severn Valley Railway, The Craven Arms and District MRC's
  12. Hello Simon I found a suitable prototype no 3147, correct spectacle plate and 4' 11" driving wheels, unfortunately scrapped in 1929. Picture attached.
  13. Thank you Simon, Once I am certain that no small wheeled versions with that cab configuration existed, I will be investing in some 21mm driving wheels and will post a picture of the converted loco on one of its home layouts.
  14. I have recently purchased a professionally built Alan Gibson 2F. Built for its previous owner some years ago to 00 gauge standards, I am converting the model to suit EM gauge. Although the original box label indicates that the kit included wheels (presumably Gibson products) , the model has been fitted with Romford driving wheels scaled to 4' 11" diameter. I note that the cab spectacles on your model are the usual four, two rectangular and two oval, whereas my model is fitted with the very rare two circular spectacles which I believe are only associated with a handful of locomotives with 5' 3"
  15. Great result Andy, lovely friendly show, excellent trade with plenty of rummage boxes containing useful layout sundries. "Up the line" a real star turn. If you ever have problems with cancellations in future years, I'm not far away. All the best Clive Baker
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