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Features: Four Sticks, BR ScR, 1980s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:44

Four Sticks is set in the late 1980s and built in 7mm scale. It is a small private business using the remnants of the slowly reducing Speedlink service.

The small factory is located down a soon to shut branch line which just survived Beeching’s axe due to the amount of freight it handled. With no passenger trains and a very small amount of freight and engineers trains now using the line the yard at Four Sticks is the last main BR customer and even they are getting warm to the idea of road haulage!

Being just on the suburbs of Glasgow a variety of traction can be seen from all over the country as it's sometimes easier for Mossend to send on any locomotive waiting a short turn than book a specific locomotive class for the short trip.

Four Sticks is a compact layout for ‘O’ gauge at 12ft x 18in including storage yards. It is operated with a Lenz 100 (DCC) and includes sound on all the locomotives. Its original intention was to be used to test skills and prove techniques for are next big layout - 65A Grangemouth sheds. Owned and operated by the Todmorden Independent Modellers it is now available for exhibitions.

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