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The layout represents Rolvenden on the K&ESR in the 1920s. I have managed to squeeze in all bar two of the sidings that were used for scrap. These may not have even been there during this period! I have used 95lb steel rail and riveted/ply sleepers for the through line and Peco code 60 flat bottom on copperclad for all sidings. The through road is ballasted with limestone, and the sidings are ballasted with ash. Photos show there was little if any cess, and the vegetation seems to come right up to the ballast. I have not yet built the engine shed, so this will probably be represented by a quick cardboard mock up.

I have used Les Derbyshire’s plans for the track layout, and all the buildings are backed up by photos. Some of the information is a little sketchy, so I have had to interpret it in my own way. I have since found photos that prove me slightly wrong, though few if any would know, so probably I will never change it. I have used a tunnel for a scenic break at the Headcorn end. This is based on Shorham tunnel that was near Tenterden St Michael’s, in reality three or four miles away from Rolvenden. The scenic break on the Robertsbridge end will be woods, when I get around to making them. Also on a small hill just before the tunnel, I have put a windmill. This is standard Airfix post mill and when I get time I hope to replace this with a model of Pinyon's open post mill, which actually stood a few hundred yards behind the station building until it was pulled down in 1912.

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Left:
Philip Hall

Centre:
David Brandreth

Right:
Philip Hall

 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
 

Left:
David Brandreth

Centre:
Philip Hall

Right:
David Brandreth

         
 

Left:
David Brandreth

Centre:
Philip Hall

Right:
David Brandreth

         
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth
 
 
Left, centre, right:
David Brandreth