Cwm Twrch

00 and 00n9, Great Western Railway and Narrow gauge industrial railway, 12 by 3 foot

Great Western Railway, Vale of Twrch Cwm Twrch Henllys Cwmllynfell Brynhenllys

 
While prepping Cwm Twrch for the 9/17 exhibition I became increasingly unhappy about the location of the platform.
Its location meant I couldn't include details because when the layout was packed they would be crushed.
After some head scratching I moved the station to the right back. I feel it has been a positive change.

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The new station        Along the line        The old station        Panoramas of the layout

The layout before the change

For the back ground to the layout see Industrial archaeology of Cwm Twrch by Dilys Powell.

The new station


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Along the line

The yard with coal merchant, goods shed, mileage facilities, and two private sidings G&C Ayres Ltd and the coal cleaners.
 
The loading dock

The level crossing with a narrow and wide gate to
stops the gates fouling the ramp onto the loading dock.

The loader for small quarry.

New Quarry with the quarry's loco shunting the sidings
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The site of the old station - now over grown

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Panoramas of the layout


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The layout before the change

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Cwm Twrch Platform        Loading dock        Coal train        Panoramas of the platform
 
Cwm Twrch Platform

The halt has been kept very basic as experience is that name boards, fencing etc get crushed when the layout is packed.
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Loading dock at Cwm Twrch

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Coal train on route to Swansea/Abertawe


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Panoramas of the platform

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