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Windrush GMRC

Windrush has been sold as of 8th April 2013,
she has been retired to a good home.

Construction Started: 1984
Owned by:
Gauge: Finescale 00 – 1:76
Region: Sherborne Gloucestershire
Exhibition Ready: SOLD

Gallery

Press Pack Download – For interest only, Windrush is no longer owned by the GMRC

Windrush Press Pack.pdf

Description

Amongst the many Victorian railway plans that never materialised was one to connect the Cotswold town of Northleach, with Andoversford to its west and Burford to its east. We have imagined that this proposal was achieved and constructed. Windrush has thus become a small branch line from this plan, with a junction situated at nearby Sherborne. Passenger services to Andoversford via Sherborne and Northleach can be seen and as the age of heavy motor transport hasn’t yet happened, the majority of general goods merchandise including livestock and parcels are still carried by rail in both easterly and westerly directions.

The locomotives and rolling stock typify the early aspirations of B.R. with motive power supplied mainly from the Gloucester Depots 22B and 85B on view with the occasional “borrowed” type. Primarily, this is a “blue disc” route, which, allows a reasonably wide selection of pre-war locos from W.R. and L.M.R. sources. No deliberate attempt has been made to replicate the village of Windrush, but hopefully what you will see before you is a slice of post-war rural English life as it existed midway through the 20th Century.

Windrush is has now been retired and sold to a good home, long may she run..

Video

Clip of Windrush taken fron the BRM Harrogate 06 DVD, available from www.brmodeling.com

1 comment to Windrush GMRC

  • Colin Tanner

    Hi Harvey

    You may remember me. You took the pictures at my wedding in 1982 and I was a member from the mid 70s to the early 80s. I remember you well and Bert Hawkins who worked at Rank Xerox as I did. I am contacting you because I cannot remember the name of the club layout from that time. Can you remember it? I would like to know because I have been telling a friend that my trains used to run on it and he said,”What was it called then?”.

    I retired three years ago and live in Scotland and recently I have got out my carefully packaged model railway stuff and amazed myself that it passes muster with the highly detailed models they make now. I have started modelling again and this time I want to build a layout to run things on as there is no model railway club anywhere near me to run my models on.

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