Features: Bewdley, BR (WR), 1960s
Published 25 September 2018, 16:46
Bewdley is based on the real location at the Severn Valley Railway. To the credit of the SVR very little has changed since 1862, when Bewdley station opened, and close of the line in 1969.
The layout depicts Bewdley between 1958 and 1969 with three platforms providing loops to which trains could pass on the single line branches between Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Worcester, Tenbury Wells and Hartlebury.
The layout uses NCE for Digital Command Control of the trains with DCC Concepts Cobalts for point operation. The latter are operated by macros through the NCE handsets.
The original track work and all buildings are scratch built. We try to work to a timetable as much as possible and on a typical weekday nearly 60 train movements took place providing plenty of action for viewers. Bewdley was also a popular excursion destination, henc the long island platform. Steam and diesel locomotives are all fitted with digital sound to enhance the atmosphere of the railway.
Bewdley features in HM137.