The name Charnwood evokes the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire where I spent much of my childhood. It is the working title for my layout which will be based upon the Midland Main Line in Leicestershire and set in the 1960s. These pages describe my hobby as it is and as I plan for it to develop.

I have tried to make navigation easy; there are links at the foot of each page to the previous and following pages, as well as back here.




Historical Context

Geographical Setting

Train Operation

Track Layout

Civil Engineering

Signals and Turnouts

Train Control

Accessory Control

Rolling Stock

Beyond the Lineside

Railway Modelling Index

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