|. Russet Tor .|
Tor - Phil Sixsmith
The Russet Tor is modelled in 16mm scale or there abouts, running on 45mm track.
Contained within a relatively small 40ft x 25ft garden, the first track was laid in 1990 and from very small beginnings the railway has developed into the present continuos run - which is probably the maximum run in the limited space available.
Allington is the line's main station; Bramley Halt is an intermediate stop with a further small request only halt.
The garden is densely planted and the track bed runs on a ribbon of brickwork, generally two courses high for most of its run, with the exception of the oldest part of the line where the track is at ground level. I have tried to adapt the planting to compliment the railway but without the track dominating the garden. In most places you have to give a second look to spot the track bed.
The Russet Tor is essentially a private narrow gauge railway, primarily earning its revenue from passenger traffic with a limited but growing trade in goods traffic.
Over the years the railway has acquired a variety of motive power representing Beyer Peacock, Baldwin, a single Fairlie as well as a Merlin and a Roundhouse!
The fleet currently stands at six working locos and a railcar.
Published by Chris MacKenzie for the
Virtual Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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