Warley Model Railway Club
Railway modelling in most scales and gauges
Warley Model Railway Club, Unit 1F Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA
Registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Charity No: 1153792
Nancledre Harbour started life as a commissioned project being built by Warley member Lawrence Stibbs. The commission was subsequently stopped and Lawrence continued to build it for his own pleasure.
Sadly this was not to be and following his untimely death, his widow passed it on to the club. Since then it has undergone a fair bit of rebuilding, although the original concept is still in place. The layout is freestanding, approx. 3m long x 0.6m wide. The control panel is mounted on the right hand end, whilst operation is from the front using a NCE system. This easily lets the operator discuss various aspects with the visitor. Space behind is only needed to recover any derailed stock!! A single 240 volt 13A supply is required.
Nancledre is a small Cornish village midway between St Ives and Penzance. The harbour came into being when the local landowner joined the rush to extract tin from the moorland above the village and realised the best way to get the raw material out of the Duchy was by sea. With the coming of the railways, the cart track was converted and a narrow gauge line was put in place, known affectionately as O&DLR (Oneslip & Downe Light Railway). This eventually fell into disuse until the upsurge in holidays and railway preservation brought about its re-
Today the members of the local Home Guard re-
We hope you enjoy your visit to our bit of Cornwall and that it evokes memories of
"Last year in Cornwall -
But remember -
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Nancledre Harbour -
|Gallery-The Early Years|
|Gallery - After Harry Mitchell|
|Gallery - Pearsall Drive|