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Cwmgwr - Andy McMillan

This model will be set in the years just after The Grouping, in this case between 1926 and 1930. It will be a fictitious ex-Cambrian branch now operated by the Great Western, “somewhere off the main Oswestry–Machynlleth line”. Probably.

Set in typically Cambrian hilly scenery the topography dictates the short nature of the station and its yard. Based on bits of various actual Cambrian stations, operation of such a line would typically be “one-engine in steam” but for exhibition purposes this might prove too limiting...

You may expect simple goods and/or mixed trains such as were found on the Kerry, Mawddwy or Tanat Valley branches although it might be the case that exhibition day coincides with a local Choral Concert requiring a “special”. (Rates on application. Details from your local station).

Whilst at this period most Cambrian wagons and branch carriages had been replaced by GWR items it was not entirely so and some hint of ex-“Cam Rys” stock can be expected. Fortunately, Oswestry was “home of the oddities” so, if they can be completed in time, the motive power should be entirely “non-Swindon” in construction; even if they had suffered a few Swindonian alterations by this time...


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