Hembourne

Great Western Railway in Herefordshire in EM

The layout depicts the late 1920’s/early 1930’s Great Western Railway in Herefordshire and is based on the Golden Valley Railway which ran from Pontrilas to Hay on Wye. In the model the line from Pontrilas never made it to join the Midland Railway at Hay on Wye so will terminate a few miles after Dorstone station in the fictitious location of Hembourne.

The station building is based on that at Vowchurch, with only other buildings being a small signal box and a yard hut.

Motive power is provided by a mix of small GWR tank engines and with the line running a number of mixed goods and passenger trains there is plenty of shunting opportunity and something a little different.

The layout was part of the Cameo competition run by Wild Swan books and gained a Highly Commended award.