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Whitrope Siding
Last Update: 06/05/2013

It is a model closely based on a real place of the same name which was situated on the Waverley Route, which used to run between Carlisle and Edinburgh, through the English/Scottish Borders (Closed 1969). The location consisted of nothing more than a small 12 lever signal box between Riccarton Junction and Shankend, with a couple of ancilliary huts plus two cottages for the signalmen (The Cottages are off scene on my layout). The signalbox controlled a trailing crossover plus access to a single siding. All remained in place right up until closure of the line. Based in the period between about 1957 and 65 allows me to run a range of different Eastern Region locos such as B1's, V2's A1's A3's and A4's, all used as often on long fitted freights as passenger turns, plus a few early Diesels.

The layout is portable and measures 7ft by 2ft on two boards so as to make it fit in my VW Polo.

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Whitrope4Layout built and owned by Roy Seaward

Photographs by Roy Seaward

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