Tansey Bank & Hobbs Row Halt – Warwickshire in the early 1960’s – OO9
In its present form Tansey Bank represents the main terminal station and engine shed on a preserved ex-industrial railway somewhere around Warwickshire in the early 1960’s.
All of the rolling stock operating on the layout is either kit-built or a ready-to-run item. The stock has been fitted with Greenwich couplings which have proved reliable and given automatic uncoupling on a layout that is hopefully free from “the hand of God”. Every part of the layout has been weathered with acrylic paint, brown ink and matt varnish to create a uniform work-stained appearance.
Tansey Bank was featured in the October 2013 edition of Hornby Magazine.
If you have any questions about anything you see on the layout don’t hesitate to ask – things are never too busy down at Tansey Bank to stop and chat.
HOBBS ROW HALT:
In its present form Tansey Bank represents the main terminal station and engine shed on a preserved ex-industrial railway somewhere Hobbs Row Halt is a classic English country micro-layout, complete with thatched cottage and “chocolate box” garden. It started out as a simple circular piece of track on an MDF “Wobble Board”, obtained from the local charity shop, that I used for running in new locos. But after placing a couple of surplus buildings from my Tansey Bank layout inside the loop to check on coach clearances, I realised that a bit of scenery would not go amiss, and Hobbs Row Halt is the end result. The cottage is from the Bachmann Pendon Little Chapel Cottage resin model and the magnificent trees are from the Realistic Modelling Materials range of ready to plant foliage.
Hobbs Row Halt was featured in the August 2013 edition of Hornby Magazine.