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Headline: Railex finescale exhibition Aylesbury 2019

News / event text: The annual finescale exhibition has lots of O gauge interest this year. Arun Quay, 31.2mm Gauge, Exhibited by Gordon & Maggie Gravett, The layout is based is a small quayside yard on the River Arun - near Littlehampton in West Sussex. It is fed by a line on the trackbed of an old tramway that, together with many of the facilities and workshops. Central Works, O Gauge, Exhibited by Luton Model Railway Club, The location of the layout is based on the intense network of sidings that once existed at Longbridge, Birmingham. Although this was a BMC factory, the location can be adjusted to feature other makes of vehicles and thus regions of operation. This enables a great variety of locos and stock from the late 1950s through to the 1960s to be run. Crowsnest Wharf, 16.5mm Gauge, Exhibited by Trevor Hughes, This model shows the line at Crowsnest station in 1926, where the line from Snailbeach mine joined the main railway to Pontesbury. The old lead mine at Snailbeach had been reopened for the mining of Barytes, the white rock which was being used in the paper industry. Newhurst, O Gauge, Exhibited by Cliff Williams, Newhurst is a fictitious location on a secondary main line somewhere in Hampshire near the New Forest, the name deriving from New Forest and Lyndhurst. The station is at the junction of a short branch to Bramble Quay, which is also fictitious. The layout is set circa 1961/62. Penfold Priory, O Gauge, Exhibited by Bridgend Model Railway Group, The era of the layout is circa 1930/40 in GWR days with LMS having running rights. The trains enter the scene through the overbridge, with the loco shed facilities on the left. Passing the signal cabin and coal yard, coming into the busy terminus. Sherton Abbas, 31.5mm Gauge, Exhibited by David Stone, Sherton Abbas is a 7mm scale representation of a Great Western Railway branch line terminus, which is set in the Edwardian era circa 1905. The name Sherton Abbas comes from Thomas Hardy’s novel “The Woodlanders”, quite what he would have made of the layout is anyone’s guess!.

Author: James Aitken
Event Start Date: 25 May 2019
Event End Date: 26 May 2019
Link: http://railex.org.uk/


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