New Year is coming and it’s time to start a new project.
I am going to build a new, permanent home layout based on Tavistock South which was the Great Western station at Tavistock, in West Devon. I was inspired by an article in the Great Western Echo- magazine of the Great Western Society. The article included an aerial photograph of the station which shows how tight it fitted into the landscape and makes an ideal prototype for a model.
It will be interesting to make the station building with its overall roof and there are quite a few small, interesting building as well.
I have drawn the plan out using Templot and found I could fit it into the 11 feet that I have space for. It did mean some adaption of the original layout. I have excluded the turntable and locomotive works and also shortened some of the sidings. As it is not exact I have decided to call the layout ‘Tavistowe’, courtesy of an idea given to me by Iain Rice!
I have decided to buy some accurate laser cut baseboards and have plumped for those produced by Tim Horn.
The main period I am going to depict is 1948-1950, ie just after nationalisation. 1948 being my year of birth! This allows a lot of pre nationalisation stock as well as some in the early BR liveries.