Shwt

Situated around the sand and gravel pits of Tewksbury, Shwt was a small station stop and goods yard on a previously busy double track LNWR line.

Photo credit: Chris Nevard, Model Rail

Photo credit: Chris Nevard, Model Rail

Modelled around the mid-1960s, the line in recent years has fallen upon hard times, converted to single track some time ago, the line beyond Shwt crossing has now succumb to the Beeching axe. With the closing of this line, Shwt lost its passenger traffic and owes survival to the sand loading platform constructed next the old engine shed.

Photo credit: Chris Nevard, Model Rail

The only trains to reach Shwt now are mixed goods trains which supply the small coal merchant, the goods stores and the sand loading. As typical for the 1960’s Shwt is occasionally the destination for rail tours exploring old lines.

Photo credit: Chris Nevard, Model Rail

All trackwork is hand-built using C&L to EM gauge. Operation is completely DCC, including point control, managed by JMRI, and normally controlled using tablets and smart-phones. All stock is fitted with KadeeĀ® couplings for ease of shunting.

Photo credit: Chris Nevard, Model Rail

Track plan

Layout area: (inc. fiddle yard) 11 ft. x 2 ft 6 in.