Warton Road Preservation Society
contact: Roger Salisbury
(Gauge 3 at 13.5mm:1ft)
It seems hard to believe now that Warton Road was originally conceived as a 16ft shunting puzzle and has now grown to a substantial end to end layout that can be operated in several versions.
The fictional background for the layout is that in the 1980s, a preservation society has taken over a goods only country branch line and restored passenger services axed by the Beeching cuts some 20 years earlier.
The society operates a true community railway with its frequent steam service for tourists utilising a range of GWR, BR and SR locomotives, supplemented by a regular first generation DMU service for the off peak passenger services.
Warton Road is modelled to Gauge 3 standards at 13.5mm to the foot, and is presented as a large, battery radio controlled scale model railway with a sizeable stock set in a detailed background created by experienced modellers.