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Rise Park



This layout represents a section of the Great Central Railway North of Nottingham.  In reality there was no station at Rise Park and Top Valley doesn’t have a market place.  The intention is to create the feel of the North end of Nottingham without being tied to a real location that would not have fitted the space.

We look into the bowl-shaped Rise Park Station site.  The station buildings are mainly modelled on Rothley.  The stationmaster’s house and Railway Workers’ Cottages are also from CGR locations.  To the left an old farm is being demolished to make way for Rise Park estate.  The show house has just opened.  Deer still roam the woodlands that separate this from Top Valley, where the buildings are older and more industrial.

A succession of trains typical of the GCR Main Line at the turn of the nineteen-sixties run through this landscape.

Size 12 by three feet.  Analogue control.  Four operators (two running trains, one chatting up the audience and one recovering)




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Rise Park