Ambleside

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DESCRIP-
TION
The London and North Western Railway (LNWR) owned a branch line to Windermere, a popular tourist destination in the Lake District in the North West of England. The LNWR planned to extend the branch through Ambleside and beyond; however, the plans never materialized. Ambleside represents the owner’s idea of what the first part of the proposed extension might have been in the early summer of 1914.
The layout – still under construction - is a classic British terminus in a diorama setting with off stage storage sidings to represent the world beyond the layout. It is built to P4 standards – OO scale running on correctly scaled standard gauge track. All turnouts are hand-laid code 75 rail; track is a mixture of hand-laid and flex track. Locomotives are all kit built from etched brass and white metal. Rolling stock is a mixture of proprietary and kit built.
SCALEP4SCENERY
FINISHED %
90
SIZE4x24POWERDC
OPERATIONSNOOPERATING
SYSTEM
N/A
LOCALELake District UKERA1914
FEATURESBritish fine scale

 

self-guided tour