|. Belfield Hall .|
Hall Estate - Stephen Brown
The BHER was first built as an entry for a diorama competition in 1990. The owner wished to use the model after the competition and so designed it as a working layout as well. The circular format and rotating base were developed to make construction and viewing easier and more interesting.
It is a 7mm = 1 foot freelance model of a 15" gauge estate railway inspired by the prototypes developed by Sir Arthur Heywood. The three scenes represent the hall's station, the estate timber yard and the engineering workshops.
The period is set long after the railway formed the link to the local main line for passengers and goods. The hall owner has developed the line as much for personal enjoyment as well as performing useful duties around the estate.
The track is Peco 009 and the rolling stock uses proprietary 9mm gauge components from both N gauge and 009. The steam loco is an 09 kit which indicates the growing interest in this format.
Published by Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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