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Has anybody ever heard of or seen a layout of the Wadebridge/Padstow branch? I've tried searching for it on several sites but nothing has appeared.
There is a few seconds of the iron bridge at Petherick creek in o gauge on youtube but no information about the clip. As a side project I would like to have a go in n gauge.
 

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There was a layout of Padstow that appeared in RM a few years back, but I can't remember when, I would guess at 2003 but I may well be wrong, anybody else remember it?
 

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I recall seeing an N gauge model of Padstow at an exhibition in Southampton (Lordshill) a few years back, sorry can't remember whose layout it was. The 'O' gauge clip was probably the one featured in BRM about 5 years back, I'll try and dig it out. Many moons ago 'Modeller's BackTrack' featured a model of Wadebridge in 'OO'.
 

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Thanks guys, strange coincidence,my girlfriend is from lordshill,the exhibition was probably at her old school which I think is called oaklands
 

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Yep, I'm pretty sure that's the school; the exhibition has always been a nightmare with a buggy as it's on about 5 sifferent levels!

I've been planning to start a model of Padstow in OO for years now, but haven't got any further than planning ... and buying lots of books. At least rolling stock is getting easier and easier, what with the Hornby spamcans, T9 and Maunsells, plus the Bachamnn N , 4666 and 4569.
 

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I've been loking for actual footage of the branch but all I found is 3/4 mins of it on "the withered arm " video. Our museum has a fair bit of info on it,and a lot of the local 60+ used it to get to school so there is lots of stories. The iron bridge at petherick creek is quite unique for the west country and its only 10 min walk from my house. some good photos on Ron Stutts fotopic site
 

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I am a bit confused as to what exactly you are after. This is in the OO section, but you're thinking of building it in N, and yet you are talking about a video of the real thing, and of an O gauge model!!!
Anyway, I happened upon an article in Vol 4 Number 6 February 1995 of Modellers' BackTrack which has a long article by A Henderson on his 4mm scale model of Wadebridge, which includes a number of building plans - station, goods shed, engine shed and signal box. He mentions that he was a member of the Maldon MRC, if that helps.
 

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Yes I can be a bit confusing at times, sorry. Im building it in n gauge,but have seen it on youtube in o gauge and as you've pointed out Im in the oo section. Dont know what happened there! But thanks for your help, i shall investigate this. Been told also that hornby mag had a track plan in it last year so I'll look through my old issues, cheers!
I will contact the Maldon mrc and ask them, thanks.
 

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QUOTE (frame69 @ 27 Jan 2009, 12:46) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I've been loking for actual footage of the branch but all I found is 3/4 mins of it on "the withered arm " video. Our museum has a fair bit of info on it,and a lot of the local 60+ used it to get to school so there is lots of stories. The iron bridge at petherick creek is quite unique for the west country and its only 10 min walk from my house. some good photos on Ron Stutts fotopic site

Lucky devil! I've walked and cycled the Wadebridge to Padstow stretch a fair few times over the years, whilst on holiday. Mind blowing scenery on a clear summer's day; and somewhat bracing in midwinter !

Anyway, the Treneglos team have a good listing of useful books on their Fotopic site:-

http://treneglos.fotopic.net/c1443975.html
 

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Lucky devil! I've walked and cycled the Wadebridge to Padstow stretch a fair few times over the years, whilst on holiday. Mind blowing scenery on a clear summer's day; and somewhat bracing in midwinter !

Anyway, the Treneglos team have a good listing of useful books on their Fotopic site:-

http://treneglos.fotopic.net/c1443975.html
Thanks for that link,Ive sent them an e mail. I quite agree this is a great spot,sadly Im rather busy in the summer but come september I do have more time to enjoy my town and its surroundings
 
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