Wood End - The Original

Wood End
Wood End was a U-shaped 009 scale layout built over a couple of years from 1999 and exhibited widely in the south of England. It's main feature was the point-to-point operation - the trains running from one station to another without leaving the scene and running into a storage yard. The other notable characteristic was the almost exclusive use of card for the buildings laid in individual blocks to represent stone walling. The scenery was paper towels laid over card formers and covered with ground-foam scatter material.

The rolling stock was mainly adapted from readily available kits in plastic and whitemetal painted in subdued tones. It was featured in Railway Modeller in 2000 and won the Reinier Hendriksen Award for freelance modelling at ExpoNG the same year.

After attending a large number of events it was withdrawn from the exhibition circuit  due to baseboard damage which was deemed too troublesome to repair. It was sold in 2004, now resides in Yorkshire after passing through the hands of several owners, has been substantially altered and is still exhibited on occassion.

Wood End 009 layoutAll photos: Len Weal/Peco Studio

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