Wolfe Lowe (O Gauge)

Owner: Shaun Horrocks & Steve Moore

Operating Space: 27ft x 7ft (including operating space) plus barriers

Status: Available for Exhibitions.

Back Story:
Wolfe Lowe is a small terminus station located somewhere in Staffordshire Moorlands. The era is LMS pre-grouping but ambiguous as to which constituent company in order to allow the layout to accommodate Midland, LNW and North Staffordshire stock. The layout incorporates a small sandstone quarry and iron ore mine which serves to hide the cassette operated fiddleyard. In the quarry, wagons are filled with stone and hauled by a private railway locomotive down to a headshunt where they are exchanged with mainline railway company engines for the final leg into the station.

The layout’s track plan is inspired by Leintwardine from Ian Rice’s book Light Railway Layout Designs. Train control is by conventional DC although concessions have been made to modern technology with the use to servos to operate the points and Raspberry Pi to control the automatic operation of the two foot gauge mine railway.