. The Plank .
The Plank The Plank - Dave Greenwood

The year is 1919 and it's springtime in Wordsworth country - young ladies in summer dresses and all around a host of golden daffodils.

After the austerity of wartime. the well-to-do are once more returning for their holidays in the Lakes and Fells, with many visitors staying at the Railway Inn in Wickersgill. Every layout has a "Railway Inn"!

The railway has three steam engines and is also proud to present an ex-WD armoured Simplex engine and stock. The only station on the line is Wickersgill, with a small shed and water tank (and not forgetting the Railway Inn); trains of course, stop along the line on request. The main traffic, apart from passengers, is slate, stone and timber.

This is a minimum space layout measuring 5 feet by 1 foot, enabling me to put it under my arm and wander off into the sunset through the daffodils!

Published by
Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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