Welcome to Dawlish in OO
Welcome to my website featuring my model railway of Dawlish in OO gauge and related subjects that I hope you find of interest. There are plans, timetables and photos of the model and the real thing. There are links to youtube videos, including one showing the famous Dawlish nudist beach. I’ll also provide progress reports as the layout develops, which will eventually incorporate Newton Abbot and Kingswear stations. If you are interested in my previous model which feature Exeter St. Davids then you can see similar content for that too.
About the layout
Dawlish in OO is really three model railways in one! I can simply watch trains go by at Dawlish, operate a double junction at the Aller Junction to Newton Abbot section or operate the terminus at Kingswear. Or of course, I can run all three! The layout design is similar in concept to the ‘Plan of the Month’ (Railway Modeller March 2012) that was the subject of my previous
project, except that layout contained Exeter St. Davids and Ilfracombe rather than Newton Abbot and Kingswear.
The layout is built in my Green Retreat – an 8.5 x 3.5 metre garden room which is fully insulated and fitted with air conditioning. It also provides views across the fields to the Malvern Hills and acts as my office.