Alton Model Railway Group

Clyre Valley Railway

The layout represents a 2’3” main line narrow gauge railway, not in the first flush of youth, but well maintained and capable of handling fairly heavy traffic.  Set in Cornwall the railway handles significant mineral traffic, in this case China Clay, as well as healthy passenger and general goods traffic. In many respects it is more reminiscent of the 3ft gauge lines of Ireland, where some of the inspiration for the model comes from.  Other inspiration comes from the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway (2’6” gauge) and the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (2’ gauge).  The stock and infrastructure reflect this “larger” narrow gauge outline. Stock is mostly kit or kit-bashed and the operators will be more than happy to discuss any aspect of the model.