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Farnham & District MRC exhibition – 14 October 2017 #3

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We start our final day at Farnham with the magnificent Addison Road, in ‘O’.  Modelling to a high degree of accuracy what is now Kensington Olympia station, it’s set in the mid-1920’s so you can see LNWR, GWR and LBSCR trains, plus almost anything from the Big Four railway companies running down the West London line.  It’s also big – 50′ by 5′.  Notable is the LNWR Oerlikon EMU, that operated for many years on the line.

Hospital Gates, in ‘O’ is a light railway built to serve a hospital – in this case the “Whittingfield Hospital Railway” in Lancashire, that lasted till 1957.  The model is set in 1944-5.  Such railways to remote hospitals and asylums were not unusual – the LSWR even carried trains for the London Necropolis Railway, from Waterloo to Brookwood Cemetery.  I’ve yet to see a model of this…..

Ynysybwl, in EM, is a small…

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