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COAL HILL WEST Scale: 2mm - 1ft. Gauge 9mm (N) by Chris Berry

Size: 4ft by 3ft (1.2m by 0.9m) (plus operator space), Operators: Two, Transport: One car.

Coal Hill West is a small ex Great Western branch line station on the fictional Cheddar Valley Railway based in Somerset which serves the small market town of Coal Hill. It has a small mainline halt that serves First Great Western Services coming from and going to Bristol Temple Meads and Yatton.
The Layout itself is 2mm/1ft (N gauge) and is designed to fit into the back of a fairly large family car.

The track work is mainly all Peco set track with a bit of Peco flexi track. The buildings are mainly Metcalf card kits with some Hornby Lyddle End, Bachmann Scenecraft, whilst the GWR signal box is a wooden kit produced by Arch Laser Company along the station name boards and security fencing on the mainline halt.
Most of the Locomotives and rolling stock are Graham Farish (Bachmann) Ready to Run (RTR) and Dapol whilst to vehicles you see on the road are all manufactured by Oxford Diecast.

All trains on this layout are controlled by the Bachmann Dynamis Ultima Wireless DCC control system


Overview of Coal Hill west station and Coal Hill Town centre
A class 108 DMU arrives on Platform 3 with a shuttle service from Cheddar
GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 Number 5044 Earl of Dunraven arrives at Platform 2 with a Wells Priory Road bound train with the Class108 DMU at Platform 3
Looking over the High Street towards the Regal Cinema and Worth Street towards St. Winifred's Church and Winifred's Lane School with the Class 108 DMU in Platform 3




This layout can be seen at the following shows.

31st March, 1st & 2nd April 2018: York Show


page updated 4th November 2017