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Features: Vale of Oxbury, WR, 1960s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:53

Vale of Oxbury is an imagined Western Region junction station set in Oxfordshire in the 1960s with all the trimmings.

Watch along with the trainspotters on the platform as Swindon’s finest steam locomotives and new diesel-hydraulics haul scale length trains through the station.

Locomotives and rolling stock which have been detailed and professionally weathered. The storage yard holds 20 different trains. It is DCC controlled with a number of locomotives sound equipped. To add operational interest, the turntable has been motorised plus there are working semaphore signals and some stock has been fitted with automatic couplings to allow hands free shunting.

Prototypical railway infrastructure and buildings are mostly scratch-built based on actual locations including the dairy, engine shed, stationmasters house and goods shed to name a few. The photographic back-scene of the Oxfordshire hills draws much positive comment and a conscious effort has been made to refine the scenics to depict late summer.

The layout has proved popular with enthusiasts after its debut in 2013.The story of its development has been featured on RMWeb forum since 2009.

Vale of Oxbury featured in HM133.

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