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6th Mar 2016 Last update
© Wordsworth Model Railway 2010 - 2016
Model Railway Photo Gallery
Wordsworth started it’s life way back in February 2008, it was planned as a very simple 6 foot x 4 foot table layout with twin track, single station & two sidings. One siding was a goods shed & the other a small engine shed.
Before the layout actually reached reality the wife suggested cleaning out the loft & fitting it out making a model room. This sparked the idea of something which resembles Wordsworth as it is seen today.
Before the model building could start the wife & myself cleaned out the loft space which had over 20 years of clutter, after many trips to the local charity shop & the recycling centre we were in the position to give the full loft space a good clean out vacuuming over 40 years of dust.
Our next venture was to put down all the floor boarding, we had to hire a window specialist to fit two loft windows for ventilation & also as a means of escape, once these were in we could get back to work constructing all the stud walls, fixing plaster boards & installing all the electrical fittings, construction insulation foam also had to be installed.
A quick coat of paint then made the full room look very clean. Carpet was added for the modellers comfort & then the wife let me loose building the baseboards.
Wordsworth actually only occupies half the loft, the rest has been left as a work area where I can sit away from the layout & build kits & carry out work bench related tests.
The layout measures approximately 3m x 3m (10 foot x 10 foot in imperial) A centre operating well 1.2m square is ideal for viewing the full layout.
The full layout is DCC controlled using an ESU Ecos 50200 command station, it’s an expensive piece of kit & is really over kill on such a small layout like Wordsworth, but it makes running the layout a real dream.
Below are photos showing various areas of the layout & the rolling stock.
Hornby Class B1 “Roedeer” heads to the Turntable
Bachmann Class 08 in North Fangore Goods Yard
Bachmann Class A1 “Bonnie Dundee” Sits Outside Wordsworth Shed No.3
Hornby Class A4 “Falcon” At Wordsworth Shed No.2
North Fangore Junction
& Signal Box
Markets Stalls Outside Wordsworth Station
Canal Basin at Helmsbridge, North Fangore sits on the Hill Top
Helmsbridge Showing the Suspension Bridge & Viaduct Bridge
A Bachmann 4MT Tank Engine Outside Wordsworth Shed No.2
Bachmann Southern N Class at Wordsworth No. Shed
Laundry day as mum & daughter hang out the washing
A barge moors up at Helmsbridge ready to collect it’s cargo
The new Wordsworth backscene goes in along with the new road system
Captain Cuttle heads through North Fangore in full steam.
The new gardens are planted behind the houses at South Fangore
The new station for South Fangore slowing starts to take shape.
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