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Bambleford

Bambleford is the classic sleepy GWR branch line terminus. Of course, like all sleepy branch models, it's surprisingly busy. So, there are regular autocoach and railcar passenger departures and occasional 2 car "B" sets. Goods traffic is a variety of GW and private owner vans and open trucks to the small goods yard.

The station includes a bay platform for the railcar or autocoach, a small parcels platform, a loco shed and coaling stage as well as the usual weighbridge, coal yard, etc. As trains leave the station they pass over a small stream and pond and past a cottage before disappearing into the woods.

The trackwork is OO gauge, using Peco streamline. Although rather coarse scale, the effect is reduced by painting the rails and ballasting perhaps slightly higher than would be normal. The points are all motorised with the Peco solenoid motors. Currently the Ratio signals aren't working, but that will happen just as soon as I can build some suitable slow, bouncy signal actuators!
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A view of the station with a Pannier Tank with 2 coach B Set A view of the cottage with full garden of vegetables and flowers The busy goods yard with a Pannier and Auto coach about to leave the bay platform