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Bow Junction


Bow Junction is the Model Railway Club’s new 7mm scale layout to be constructed in finescale Scale 7* gauge. After much research and planning new members are welcome to join the group with the opportunity to be there at the start of this new venture. The layout will be true to scale and depict a historic important slice of London around 1900.Plan of location

Bow Junction shows the North London Railway’s junction from Bow Road following the line towards Poplar and the Docks and the diverging line to Fenchurch Street. In the midst of this unique junction is the North London Railway’s locomotive works, the erecting shop, forge and workshops, “Bow Works”.

Author

Tom Cunnington

Date

8th September 2013

Reading Time

2 minutes

Original print 1


Bow Junction is the Model Railway Club’s new 7mm scale layout to be constructed in finescale Scale 7* gauge. After much research and planning new members are welcome to join the group with the opportunity to be there at the start of this new venture. The layout will be true to scale and depict a historic important slice of London around 1900.Plan of location

Bow Junction shows the North London Railway’s junction from Bow Road following the line towards Poplar and the Docks and the diverging line to Fenchurch Street. In the midst of this unique junction is the North London Railway’s locomotive works, the erecting shop, forge and workshops, “Bow Works”.

 

Ultimately the period will be pre-grouping with stock made to reflect this, with many pre-grouping companies having running rights and warehouses at the docks. Little had changed on the line at the end of its life in the late 1950’s. A later period after nationalisation with many cross-London freight movements is also planned which saw a wide variety of Locos running offering many possibilities.

Work has begun with stock, track work and baseboards, feel free to contact us via the website for further information, or come along to the club one evening.

Kettle model

*Scale 7 is the same size as O gauge, but with a more accurate representation of the track

 

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