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Introduction

Scaleforum 2009 - Rose Grove - Steve Ridgeway and Trevor Edwards

 
View of layout - Pulborough With this layout, which is still under construction, it is hoped to re-create the railway scene at Rose Grove in 1959. Rose Grove, at the western edge of Burnley, Lancashire was built by the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway in 1898/9 to replace a small two-road station on that site. What was built became one of the more important centres on the L&Y. The station had a large island platform with two bays, a double track junction, 6-road engine shed, and large up and down grids (goods marshalling yards) of 15 and 20 roads respectively.
To build all of this would take several lifetimes, so initially the plan is to build from the road overbridge in the east to the canal bridge in the west. So far, construction has been concentrated on the shed itself and just on to the main lines. The next stage will be to expand to the south, including the four shunting necks.

The model is relatively large, to avoid compromise any more than absolutely necessary, so it is built exactly to scale, without any shortening or other dodges.

 

Rose Grove track diagram

 

Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove
Model railway layout - Rose Grove

 

Model railway layout - Rose Grove