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Holborn Viaduct


This is a layout idea that has been bumbling around for a few months.  It all started with a thread on RMweb, describing some possible ideas for the 2mm Association Diamond Jubilee layout challenge.  This involves developing a cameo layout with visible dimensions of 600 x 240mm.  That’s a tiny space, but it’s surprising what one can come up with in the space.  Perhaps not surprisingly, many ideas were urban, where the railways didn’t have much space anyway.

So this is the design that caught my eye, based on the old LCDR Ludgate Hill station, just to the north of the River Thames, and a stones throw from at least three other stations.  It didn’t stay open for long, but the remains of the station lasted until the Thameslink remodelling, completed around 2012.

The layout sketch below shows the station in its early 20th century form, with some wonderful…

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