Trowbridge is based on the station at the Wiltshire town of Trowbridge as it was in the 1930’ through to the start of BR in the early 1950’s. The layout is designed to give an impression of the area with models of the station and some of the local buildings in the area as they were.
Built in OO Gauge to a scale of 1:76
Special features of the layout are the ‘Sausage Sidings’ , the large goods shed at the station and the small Engine Shed on the left hand side. Trowbridge is a double track mainline layout with a bay platform which leads to a branch line.
Of special note is that the tank locos of this branch line had to be turned once a week in order to even out wear on their bearings as the curves on this line were predominantly in one direction, the small turntable in the engine shed area is for such turnings. The engine shed itself was originally a 2 track broad gauge one, but later converted to a three track standard gauge. It was the only such shed on the GWR system.
Come along and visit the clubroom at our 2018 Open Weekend on 8/9 September
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