It is a beautiful summers day in the early 1930's. How about a day trip to the wonderful Wye Valley and hire a boat on the river? Or just admire the scenery watching the harvest being gathered in, the ducks on the river, and people taking their dog for a walk. You could even have a game of croquet on the lawns of the hotel !
This layout, inspired by an illustrated article in the British Railway Journal Vol 1 No 4, is based on Symonds Yat on the picturesque line from Ross-on-Wye. It depicts a small passing station set in the river valley which serves the hamlet across the river by foot ferry and tourists to the Royal Hotel and day trips on the river. Some modeller's licence is used to include an industrial line heading off across the river to a small mine passing a now derelict quay. The quay is based on Morwhellham Quay in Devon and the Boiler House comes from Ironbridge in Shropshire.
Royal Hotel at Symonds Yat.
Local Goods crossing the River Wye.
Pick-up Goods emerges from tunnel into Wye Knot.
General View of Wye Knot with Auto-train in the bay.
Wye Knot Station with the Royal Hotel in the background.
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