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

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Sheltered by the cliffs of a limestone gorge at the edge of scenic high moors, Temple Dean is a mainline junction with a sedate branch which twists away into the uplands. Goods trains can be held in the loop as expresses pass and a small yard serves local commerce. Overhead electrification has come to the mainline but the financial returns from the branch clearly did not justify such expenditure.

Club members have grown to anticipate exhibitions with pleasure since  Temple Dean is very enjoyable to operate. Storage yards allow ten trains to be available for quick despatch. It is rare to see nothing moving on Temple Dean, yet it is not a simple tail chaser but intended to reflect real rail practices from 1960 to the present. The original design was found to be so effective that minor renovation in 2001 has given us a layout that still  looks and operates well.

A welcome is always extended to interested observers so it is not uncommon for children (of all ages!) to find themselves around the back operating with club members - an unexpected pleasure for these exhibition visitors!

We have now disposed of Temple Dean

Temple Dean: N Gauge