Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2022 #1

A busy but very satisfying weekend was spent at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway – a fine mixture of model railways and 2′ gauge narrow gauge.  A good number of ESNG members helped through the weekend, but Allan, Derek and I went down Friday afternoon for a more leisurely set up of the layout – it saved an early start and panic on the Saturday.

Just about set up and being tested.  We added the curtain on the Saturday morning.

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We had a photo taken of the ESNG team plus show organiser Kerry from Invicta behind Saggers Sidings – Kerry being yet another ‘Friend of Miles.’

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A few heavily weathered wagons are mouldering on the disused sidings…..

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The usual eclectic selection of trains from ESNG, including Chris’ Underground set….

A number of small ‘lockdown’ layouts were on display.  The OO GWR layout just folded in half to store in the wardrobe.  Very much like a slightly smaller ‘N’ layout we had at our show a few years ago.

Two ‘OO’ layouts…

An American short line.  I like the interlaced dual gauged trackwork.

No, it’s not an ESNG club night – just World War 1!

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A very nice ‘009’ layout.  It avoids the ‘twee’ look of some narrow gauge layouts and looks like a real railway doing a real job of work.

I liked Wantage in fine scale 3mm, 14.2mm gauge.  The true-scale track is very obvious.

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This Irish narrow gauge line is a lovely model, and a regular on the exhibition circuit.  But it is usually behind barriers, and it was good to be able to examine it close up.

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On Sunday, we didn’t have to run many trains (just put them back on the track) as Lucas had taken over all four controllers!

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Next time, some of the real railway exhibits…..

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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