'Cheriton Bishop' - MR235

 Kernow DJModels Adams ‘O2’ 0-4-4T No. 30182 hauls a rake of Hornby Maunsell Coaches. CHRIS NEVARD

Kernow DJModels Adams ‘O2’ 0-4-4T No. 30182 hauls a rake of Hornby Maunsell Coaches. CHRIS NEVARD

A member’s departure forced East Bedfordshire Model Railway Society to make big changes to their club layout. The result is this beautiful Devonshire branch line terminus. Club chairman ALAN COOPER explains how the team managed to remodel the entire layout.

The 30-year-old ‘Cheriton Bishop’ started life as a South Wales branch line terminus called ‘Ambleddwyn’. But when club member Peter Relf moved away, his collection of GWR stock went with him. The club was faced with a difficult decision: amass a new collection of motive power and rolling stock, or amend the layout to suit members’ existing BR(WR) collections. They chose the latter…

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 Above: The village section was added during the refurbishment, and provides the club with the scope to extend ‘Cheriton Bishop’ in the future. CHRIS NEVARD

Above: The village section was added during the refurbishment, and provides the club with the scope to extend ‘Cheriton Bishop’ in the future. CHRIS NEVARD