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The Isle of Westland Railway

It's better by train.......

A look at - Tamacandy junction station

Tamacandy junction station is the largest.It  is only a 'junction'  in my mind as there is no room to model any more than the High Westland branch.


 In 'indoor model rail' terms I would have a line to a   'fiddle yard', but  just I do not have the space. For that reason  stock heading to or from other parts of the island system  just have be 'hand moved' to and from the sidings. 


In practice I find that I now prefer to run trains in a non-sequence system ............in effect just watch them travelling through the scenary...........so there is no need to add or remove stock.


The station has a run-round loop, using one of the two platform faces, and a two siding goods yard. There is a goods shed and agricultural store building. A crane is mounted on an unloading platform. There is also a small loco shed and loco servicing facility which has a pit  which means the operator  has his loco at waist height...............very usefull !




The view from the station throat. Station building rear on the left.


The station building is another by Treddol designs and is built of slate.I went for a slightly larger building than at other stations to acknowledge the relative importance of the station. The only doors in the building face the road and there is just a plain wall to the rear. Passengers enter the station via a path to the right of the building.

The goods shed is to the same design as that at High Westland with both being Treddol Designs products.They are based on the shed at Llanuchlyn on the Bala Lake Railway which I know well from many years as a volunteer on the line and were made to order.


A train leaving the goods yard and heading towards the main circuit.

Goods yard feed store  and crane.

Overview of the goods yard