|. Maesog .|
- Charles Insley
Maesog is a small station on the Merioneth Railway c. 1910 - 1930.
The Merioneth Railway was built in the 1870's, to provide discontented quarry owners in the Ffestiniog area with an alternative outlet to the nearby Festiniog Railway.
Like many of the Welsh railways, the Merioneth Railway saw a boom period just prior to the First World War, followed by depression and eventual closure afterwards.
Benefiting from the experience of the Festiniog, the Merioneth Railway purchased its first locomotives from George England before moving onto the Fairlie locomotives that had been used with such success on the Festiniog.
The model was built by Paul Towers as a demonstration of small space Narrow Gauge, and has since been altered and detailed by the present owner, Charles Insley. Although the model takes its inspiration from Welsh railways such as the Festiniog, the Welsh Highland and the Corris, locomotives and stock from a range of narrow gauge railways throughout Britain can be seen on the layout.
Published by Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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