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The layout is set in Matford on the southern outskirts of Exeter. It is a fictional ‘might-have-been’ layout: an extension of the truncated Teign Valley line off the West of England main line at City Basin Junction. We have assumed that this extension was introduced in the early 1970s to provide a rail freight terminal for the rapidly expanding trading estate, and in the early ’90s the rail terminal was ‘rationalised’, with a passenger station built to provide Exeter with a rail-connected park and ride facility. The operating period is 2005/2006, prior to the First Great Western franchise taking over from the much-missed Wessex Trains.

The layout is our first effort in P4 and was planned to be half its present size, as is the way of these things. The trackwork is a mixture of Exactoscale flat bottom and ‘Fasttrack’ bullhead, with scratched-built copper-clad pointwork. Stock is mostly converted ready-to-run items from Bachmann, Hornby, Heljan and ViTrains.

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Left, centre, right:
Chris Nevard

 
 

Left & centre:
Chris Nevard

Right:
Chris Mitchell

 
 

Left & right:
David Brandreth

Centre:
Chris Mitchell

 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
         
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
         
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
   
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
   
Left & right:
Philip Hall