. Clairmont Old Quay .

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay

Clairmont Old Quay - Trevor Foster

The layout is set on the English side of the Welsh border regions; the period is the early 1970's.

The railway was built to carry goods and produce to and from a quarry in the hills, down to the canal system and the small market town of Clairmont.  There is also a passenger service from Clairmont to several villages along the line. The line length is just less than five miles.  With the demise of the canal system and better service of the standard gauge railways, a short branch was constructed running parallel to the canal to carry produce to the standard gauge railway transfer sidings approximately one mile away. Some loads, however, are still taken by canal.  

In model form only the town station and sidings, together with a short section of the canal, are model.  The location is pure fictitious and most of the rolling stock and buildings are freelance, although based on prototypes. 

Most of the buildings are scratchbuilt and are made of plywood covered with various modelling materials. The locomotives and rolling stock are a mixture of kit built and modified OO/HO proprietary items.


Published by
Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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