A week on tour – part 1; way out west

I have been on travels a bit this week, firstly work took me down to Bath so I took the opportunity of visiting the Bristol/Avon area group of the Scalefour Society.  They meet weekly (I think) and tend to rotate around different venues – in this case they were at Paul Townsend’s for a visit to his layout Highbridge for a bit of a running session.

There seemed to be a preponderance of things called diesel hydraulics; not too sure what they are:

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But there was some more sophisticated trains there:

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Highbridge is a good layout, based on the station of that name.  This was where the S&D cross the GW main line from Bristol to Exeter which it did on the level as the two lines passed under a bridge.  It resulted in some rather complicated trackwork which is very model-able; even if there is some of the wrong type of green………

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It is a well modelled layout as this shows:

Gordon Ashton Station

If perhaps a bit spoilt on the night by my mo.  Being done for prostrate cancer charity; so if you are feeling like this is a good cause then make a donation here

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Thanks to Gordon Ashton and Tim Venton for the photos.

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Just playing trains; my weekday life is a bit more serious though!

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