Sunday, 10 April 2011

Bleadon Lovely!

nevard_110410_bleadon_test_IMG_9666_web, originally uploaded by nevardmedia.

I popped over to the East Grinstead Model Railway Exhibition earlier for a whistle-stop tour. Ever so often one comes across a layout that ticks all the boxes, and with my addiction to bucolic railway backwaters the stunning Bleadon gave immediate and total satisfaction.

Bleadon, delightfully modelled in O gauge, is a portrayal of a little known halt on the Weston, Clevedon & Portishead Light Railway, its creator capturing that North Somerset feel perfectly with rusty, dusty lightly laid rails winding through red-pantiled cottages and a farmyards. 

The layout has been around for many years, but its present custodian Mervin Kendall manages to keep the layout looking as fresh as ever whilst providing excellent entertainment for those that simply want to watch charming little trains trundling to and fro.

Want to see some more snaps? Well of course you do - they're here....


  1. Are you ever tempted by O gauge Chris?

  2. One day, when I have the money, the time and the space.

    In the mean time I'll just have to enjoy layouts like this as a punter.

    I'm going to photograph this one later in the year for the mag - so at least I'll be able to enjoy it close up for a day.


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