‘0’ Coarse Scale – MALVERN 55
Exhibited by the Tandy family.
The layout was originally built in 1959 by the late Laurie Tandy, together with his friend and fellow member of the Malvern Model Railway club Peter Bradford, and assisted by members of the club and also by Claire and Dave Tandy (15 and 12 respectively at the time). Malvern Model Railway club was only formed in 1959 so Templeford has the distinction of being the first O gauge layout ever exhibited by the Club, (in 1960 and then again in 1962.)
Restored in 2015, the layout is very much a memorial to Dad, and the incredible talents that he had, not least in producing such a brilliant track plan using proprietary components, but at this show we also dedicate it to the memory of our one time friend Pete Bradford.
Templeford has a strong Southern Railway bias, but all of the "Big Four" companies are represented. The layout has four platform through station, avoiding loop, small goods yard, goods sidings, and MPD with turntable.
There is a two road fiddle yard to facilitate stock changes. Plans are in hand to increase this by adding an extra 5 roads to form a branch terminus which will double as a fiddle yard. This part of the layout will additionally be dedicated to Pete’s memory, as it has been built partly to replace the original built by Pete.
Up to 5 simultaneous train movements are possible at any one time, and the layout is able to replicate all of the train movements that one might find on a large through station on the full-sized railway in the 1930s.
Templeford is scheduled to feature in the October or the November 2018 Railway Modeller. It will also feature in a full length DVD currently being produced by Railfilms. Filming for this has been completed and is in the production stage at the time of writing.