Windrush – Fine Scale OO

 Gauge: Finescale 00 – 4mm
Scale: 1:76
Period: 1950’s Early B.R.
Type: Fiddle yard to terminus
Viewing Dimensions: 12’ x 8’
Working area: 14’ x 8’

SOLD to a private owner

Remember the poem “Adelstrop” by Edward Thomas, where a GWR train stopped unexpectedly, the quiet of the Cotswolds descended and only the sounds of birds singing were heard?
Windrush has that same landscape and little has changed over the years. During the early years of nationalisation, life still goes on peacefully and quietly, punctuated by trains and the occasional aero plane drone from the nearby RAF training station a few miles away.

A plan once existed to connect the Cotswold town of Northleach by rail, with Andoversford to its west and Burford to its East. We have imagined that this proposal was achieved and constructed. Windrush has thus become a small branch line from these plans with a junction at nearby Sherbourne. Passenger services to Andoversford via Sherbourne Junction and to Northleach can be seen and the majority of general merchandise including livestock and parcels are still carried by rail in both easterly and westerly directions.

The locomotives and rolling stock typify the early aspirations of B.R. With motive power supplied mainly from the Gloucester depots 22B(LMR) and 85B(B.R.W) on view… With the occasional “borrowed” type, Primarily, this is a “blue disc” route, which allows a reasonably wide selection of pre-war locos from those sources.

Windrush History

Windrush was featured in the December 2006 Railway Modeller and in the June 2003 issue of British Railway Modelling magazine.

Windrush was awarded the Best In Show – St Christophers Trophy at the prestigious RAIL-EX Taunton 2002 MRE, also awarded The MSE (Model Signal Engineering) trophy for signal accuracy and operation at the 2005 Blackburn MRE.