Windrush has been sold as of 8th April 2013,
she has been retired to a good home.
Construction Started: 1984
Gauge: Finescale 00 – 1:76
Region: Sherborne Gloucestershire
Exhibition Ready: SOLD
Press Pack Download – For interest only, Windrush is no longer owned by the GMRC
Windrush Press Pack.pdf
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.