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Tolworth 2016 #3

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Last but not least, a quick look at some of the British layouts on display at Tolworth.  Best of them was the large Old Elms Road layout.  Set somewhere near Reading, it has a mixture of BR Western and Southern Region services.  The 2 branch lines include a Southern Region 3rd rail electrified line.  This sort of railway takes me back to my childhood, and there were some interesting models on show.  The Maunsell W class 2-6-4 tank engine, shown on the turntable below, was designed for cross-London goods services, and is yet another favourite of mine.  Not a good looking locomotive, but one with a lot of character.  The top picture shows the moving buses on the road next to the station.  I’m not a GWR fan, but their early railcars were interesting designs, and I think they looked far better in DMU green or carmine and cream, rather than…

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