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Layouts SummaryBolland RoadBovey ManorEbsworth & Older EndEbsworth for ReynoldstonEmlyn ParvaHermosa TacomaMineheadNew North Main LineOlder End MPDRadtopSchaffons CrossingSt. Albans AbbeyTaw MagnaUpper & Lower CroftonWhistling Woods
Bovey Manor
OwnerTony Spencer, O Gauge section
Scale/Gauge7mm/O gauge
OutlineGWR
Dimensions17ft x 22½in
Space required19ft x 5ft (operating space behind)
Power requirements1 x 13A socket
Operators/Crew3-4
Transport expenses2-3 cars
AvailabilityAvailable for 1 or 2 day exhibitions
ContactTony Spencer
tony.spencer@iwemrc.org.uk
Previously shown at:
Becontree ShowcaseSat 07 Oct 2017
-Sun 08 Oct 2017
St. Thomas's Church, BrentwoodSat 13 Jul 2013
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 03 Oct 2009
-Sun 04 Oct 2009
Romford MRS ExhibitionSat 15 Nov 2008
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 30 Sep 2006
-Sun 01 Oct 2006

Bovey Manor is representative of a GWR Branch line terminus. This layout started life as purely a test bed for Don Neighbour (fellow member and former president of the I & WEMRC) to test his loco building skills. Significantly also his track laying skills.

When exhibiting, during part of the day, stock representing the British Rail days of operation is also run to add interest to what is one of the simplest layouts because of its origins. Although relatively small it's great fun to operate, and to date, it has worked first time whenever it has been set up. (True.)

The layout is just 17 feet long in total. As we were asked the question, it is also 22½ inches wide. No idea why. (Probably the garden shed dimensions.) It has also notably been shown at the Gauge 0 Guild spring show at Kettering.

Track and point work are hand-built using C & L track parts. Buildings are scratch-built using plasticard, the station is based on Watlington, the engine shed based on Tetbury and the goods shed and signal box from Lambourne. Locomotives used on the layout are a mixture of kit- and scratch-built, and rolling stock is all from kits.

 
Coming up...

WEST ESSEX
MODELRAIL 2020

Our 64th Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 25 Apr 2020
Sun 26 Apr 2020


CANCELLED

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STEAM DAYS 2020

Sun 05 Apr 2020 *
Sun 03 May 2020 *
Sun 07 Jun 2020
Sun 05 Jul 2020
Sun 02 Aug 2020
Sun 06 Sep 2020
* CANCELLED

Train rides, model railways and cakes!

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