Warley Model Railway Club

Railway modelling in most scales and gauges

Warley Model Railway Club, Unit 1F Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA

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Hadley Road represents an imaginary station on the former Severn & Wye system in the Forest of Dean during Great Western ownership in the mid 1930s.  Typical trains of the Forest of Dean systems are seen during a sequence of events running through typical Severn & Wye scenery.

The base boards for the layout were originally destined for a EM layout to be built by the West Mercian EM Group.  They are a very substantial construction, featuring tenon, and dove-tail joints and built by a master craftsman whose capabilities are far greater than my own!  Track work is Peco throughout modified and weathered to reflect a realistic appearance.  Point motors are from the Peco range, whilst train control is by Lenz DCC with some locos having sound chips fitted.  As funds allow, the number of sound fitted locos is likely to increase.

Scenery uses conventional techniques, formed from a basis of polystyrene, covered with carpet underlay suitably painted and dyed.  Trees are from various proprietary ranges and the majority of the hedgerows are constructed from rubberised horsehair.  The signal box is an etched brass kit, whilst the remaining structures are scratch-built.

As with the majority of layouts the amount of rolling stock available is considerably in excess of that required by the layout!  The majority of the stock is from various manufacturers kits and examples are to be found in plastic, white metal, and brass.  

Building and operating the layout has given the owner and his friends a great deal of pleasure in recent years.  Hadley Road was withdrawn from Exhibition use in 2012 and now forms the terminus for my garden railway.


Paul Jones

Hadley Road: O Gauge

by Paul Jones