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Workington Main - a look back at a popular 00 gauge club layout

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Workington Main in '00'

A scale model railway by the former Workington Model Railway Club

Workington Main was built over 20 years ago and appeared at the Workington Model Railway exhibition in 1983 when it used to be staged in the Carnegie Theatre. It was a 4mm scale, 00 gauge club layout that weighed a "ton" but was a lot of fun to operate. These images have been kindly supplied by Tom Jenkins who was a leading member of the club and proprietor of the Locomotive Model Shop on Station Road.

Tom during his Pavarotti years

Love those Eighties hair cuts.

Tom, Nick Pilley, Rodney & Andrew working on the O scale layout in the cellar club room below Superdec.
Tom Jenkins (Snr.) Alan Nealey, Tom Jenkins, Phil Tuer and Peter Wadsworth.

View looking "North"

A Northbound freight runs through one of the centre roads while a Barrow  passenger waits at the platform.

Tom Jenkins and Alan Nealey conducting some electrical work.
Workington Main station depicted in the LMS era.

The goods avoiding lines ran behind the station (left).

A 3F shuns freight into the goods shed.

Crossing the River Derwent, North of the station.

The engine shed was located South of the Station

 The footbriodge is a distinctive feature of the station.

 Freight and passenger trains could be run simultaneously.

The distinctive staton forecourt and painted backscene made the model easily recogniseable.
Phil Baggley, Andrew Wright, Phil Tuer and Simon Collins posing for the Times & Star photographer at the Workington Model Railway Exhibition in the Carnegie Theatre in 1983 

 Empty coaching stock lays over in one of the centre roads. Early BR blue era stock makes an appearance.

Workington model railway club dissolved in the 1980s.

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