Sunday, 13 November 2011

Nostalgia Corner

Back in the 1970's the Malmesbury area group of the 3mm Society exhibited a lengthy branch line layout.  I first saw it at the Wales & West of England show which in those days was held at the Victoria Rooms in Whiteladies Road, Bristol.  This layout was certainly a major factor in my decision to switch to 3mm scale.  Looking back to old show guides of the time it was either called The Acton Turville and Milbury Railway or The Foxham Extension Railway and was certainly unusual for the time as it operated with full bell codes and real block instruments.  If you have any more pictures of this layout or even recognise yourself in this picture please leave a comment.  The late Paddy Lockstone was I believe responsible for the model of the station building in the centre foreground which is a replica of that at Malmesbury station.  

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