Poole in Wharfedale is up for sale for £500.00 without rolling stock.
Owned by: Tom Couling
Gauge: OO – 4mm 1:76
Region: NER / MR
Exhibition Ready: Yes
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Marking the northern boundary of the industrial region formerly known as the West Riding of Yorkshire lies the beautiful valley of the River Wharfedale.
The railway which was eventually built through the date was a joint venture between the North Eastern Railway and the Midland Railway, linking the Leeds-Carlisle route with the Leeds-Tyneside line but by-passing Leeds itself.
Rail traffic reflected this background with local trains serving Leeds and Harrogate with towns in the valley. Through freight services included the ICI anhydrous ammonia tank train, as well as other fitted and mixed goods traffic. Excursion trains to the coast could be seen.
The period chosen is the early fifties. You will see that a Derby light weight twin car DMU is included. They first appeared in the West Riding at that time and were very popular. Sadly however they could not compete with the local bus services. In recognition of this, you will see buses and lorries moving along the road at the back of the model at realistic speeds.