Alton Model Railway Group

Project Iraq 2003

Project Iraq 2003

1st May 2003 somewhere near to Basra in Iraq and the main fighting is over. The model depicts a section of the British Army on Operation Telic taking stock of the situation before moving on to their next objective. Amazingly they have come across a working remnant of a  railway constructed by their forefathers about 80 years ago, the Maquil Railway. The local Iraqis are celebrating their freedom from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein’s regime by returning to normal life as soon as possible and so the run down and battered railway has returned quickly to its main role of moving water and agricultural produce.

Project Iraq 2003 is a simple run round layout. Built to a scale of 1/35 it runs on a 16.5mm track gauge representing the original 600mm gauge. It is very highly detailed with over 20 vehicles and 125 figures in cameo scenes. The more you look at it, the more details you will see.

Project Iraq 2003 supports Help for Heroes.