Trelawnyd (Flint)

Stuart Robinson's Welsh branch line terminus layout

Trelawnyd track diagram

From 1868 to 1921 there was considerable agitation to extend the Prestatyn - Dyserth branch one mile forty-nine chains (2.6 km.) to Trelawnyd. These demands where particularly loud after a passenger service started on the Dyserth branch in 1905. I have assumed that the London North Western Railway's plan of November 1905 to build a light railway were brought to fruition as the Dyserth and Trelawnyd Light Railway.

The branch was unusual as due to the steep grades to be climbed trains were always worked with the engine at the junction end. The light railway with grades up to 1:32 (3%) would, I feel, have followed suit. As a rather doubtful financial prospect the light railway's costs would have been minimised with a ground level platform, minimum number of station facilities and no unnecessary loop.

[This layout has been retired. The exhibition details were as follows: "Name of layout: Trelawnyd (Flint). Prototype and period: LMS/BR(LM) 1950s. Gauge: 16.5 mm. Scale: HO. Type of layout: Branch line terminus. Construction: Scratch built scenery, Peco track & mixed stock. Size: 4ft x 16in. Height of baseboards from floor: 4ft. No barriersrequired. 1 operator in total. Approximate value of exhibit for insurance purposes: £1000."]


British 1:87 Scale Modelling