LMRS

REGIS BAY
7mm, O gauge. British Rail

Regis Bay is set on the coast of Dorset sometime in the later days of steam on British Railways. It serves the small town and harbour, and was originally built by local investors to be taken over by the LSWR about 1885 when the company saw the opportunity to invest in the harbour for the import of wine from Bordeaux. In the 1960’s the wine trade still flourished together with a fair amount of holiday traffic to this quiet but popular area.

Regis Bay

The layout was given to the club by a member who had no space for it after a move. Originally designed to be a U-shaped it has been rebuilt straight and extended in the harbour area. The next extension may be into a U-shape again. Most of the pointwork is hand built on PCB with Peco plain track. The track in the dockyard is inset with flatbottom rail on its side butted up to bullhead.

All the stock belongs to individual members and is fitted with “Dingham” autocouplers which are actuated by electromagnets.

Most of the buildings are based on LSWR prototypes or buildings around Wareham, note particularly the “Black Bear”. They have been built by differing techniques from brick paper on plywood to styrene sheet. The signals have been built from Model Signal Engineering parts. The coaster is a modified kit, “Talacre”.

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