So, here is a little summary of the idea behind this model railway. Not being a native of England, I have no special connection with any area or railway company. I do find the time period of about 1900 to 1930 particularly fascinating, and have a great love of the Victorian era Steam locomotive. I really like the elements of many different railway companies, including the Col. Stephens light railways, so I've decided to model a fictional line, allowing me to model exactly what I like !
Location : Somewhere along the coast in Somerset !
Time Period : 1920 - 1930
Railway : Boxer Bay Railway (B.B.R.)
Length of Line : Approx. 35 Miles
Type of Line : Coast Harbour to inland connections with GWR & S&DJR
Traffic : Travellers / Coal / Peat Moss / Hancock's Beverage Co. (Ale) / Fish / Farming Equipment
Locomotives : A1 Terrier 0-6-0T / '02' 0-4-4T / 1F 0-6-0T / Peckett 0-4-0T + Anyothers I can get :) !!
What's in a name ! Don't go looking for the seaside town of Boxer Bay, it doesn't exist ! The name comes from my love of the Boxer breed of canine, of which I've had 4 in my life so far, and my love of the seaside and all things maritime ! The town is supposedly based in Somerset along the coast of the Bristol Channel, Approx. 35 Miles Southwest of Highbridge, where it connects with the Somerset & Dorset Railway, and Great Western Railway. I wanted this connection as I'm also an S&D enthusiast, in fact I owe my interest in railways in large part to Ivo Peters and his photography !