This is my entry idea for the Cameo competition
Whitworth is a small branch line station built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway in 1870, situated roughly half way on the Rochdale to Bacup branchline. The station contained a small station building with single platform, a large single road goods shed and a local coal merchant. After the First World War there was a reduced passenger timetable on the line and this stopped altogether after the Second World War but the station stayed open serving a local coal merchant, Joe Taylor, until the station was shut altogether in 1967, being redeveloped into an old people’s home.
It is intended that the model will try to capture the condensed nature of the station site. The layout will be built in finescale O gauge and will be modelled depicting scenes from post war up to its close in 1967. It is imagined that the coal yard had an extra siding put in and the good shed served goods not just coal. The track plan is similar to the original and using the traverse fiddle yard means a run-around operation can be performed.
This will be my first layout built from scratch. The buildings will be scratch built from plastic card and das clay. The track will be made from kits as will the locomotives and rolling stock. The layout will be built on a tight budget the only big expense will be a Just Like The Real Thing L&Y class 23 which I will be building. The rest of the stock will come from my current layout Amalgamated Wagon works (AMWAG).
I would like to capture the grubby run down Northern Mill Town appearance with this layout something I have previously tried to do with AMWAG. Hopefully I will try to inspire other people to try 7mm modelling, showing you do not need a lot of space.
O gauge finescale (1:43) depicting the station from postwar until its closure in the late 1960’s.
8ft long by 2ft wide (4ft x 2ft scenic) and requires 10ft x 5ft operating space, transported to exhibitions in a car and requires one person to operate
It will feature a Dapol 08, JLTRT L&Y class 23 and new Dapol Jinty when it comes out
10ft assorted wagons from mainly from Parkside and Slaters kits
Stock is weathered and will use 3 link couplings
Built to a tight budget, in as smaller space as possible.