Wisbech & Upwell doodles
Been doodling around with track plans for the Wisbech & Upwell tramway, home to GER tram engines and latterly O4 shunters with side skirts over the motion.
It all started with Iain Rice’s ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ book, where I was looking at the little ‘Fen Drove’ layout, only 7.5′ long in 4mm scale. Simple, but offering plenty of operation, and a possible 4′ cameo layout in ‘N’.
But I then went back to Hawkins & Reeve’s book, ‘The Wisbech and Upwell Tramway’ to look at some of the track layouts along the line. Both Elm Bridge and Boyce’s Bridge Depots, intermediate stations on the line, would make good, if minimalistic, layouts. There are few buildings and plenty of fen. I see both depots as the focus of simple, 4′ diameter, circular layout. The real line is straight on both sides of the curved depot, but a little modeller’s license would…
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