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TEMPLEFORD

 A Vintage O Gauge mostly Hornby exhibition layout.

LAYOUT INFORMATION

Name of layout/exhibit:
Templeford

Scale/gauge:
Hornby O gauge coarse scale.

Country, company/area and year(s) modelled:
UK, non-specific other than Southern Railway area, 1930's

Exhibited by: Tandy family

Name of contact: Claire Sheppy

Postal Address: 43 Broadlands Avenue, North Petherton, Somerset, TA6 6QS.

E-mail: clairersheppy'at'yahoo.co.uk

WEBSITE: http://templeford.myfreesites.net
Tel (day): (01278) 662366

Tel (evening): (01278) 662366

Overall layout dimensions: 28'6" x 12'

plus 3' for the fiddle yard, making a footprint of
28'6" x 15' 

Total insurance value: £20,000

Maximum travelling expenses required: £180 van hire.

Number of operators needing lunch on:

A Saturday: 6
A Sunday: 6

Number of tables needed: 2
Number of people needing accommodation.
To be negotiated.

( If any of your members could put up one or two of us that would help considerably.)

If accomodation is required then accomodation would need to be negotiated.
(Details of the type(s) of room (double, twin, single, etc.):

Layout description for the exhibition guide:
TEMPLEFORD
Vintage O Gauge mostly Hornby exhibition layout
Featured Extensively in the February 2016 edition of the Hornby Railway Collectors' Association journal, this almost unique Vintage O gauge layout is mainly Hornby with a strong Southern Railway bias, but all of the "Big Four" companies are represented. Layout consists of four platform through station with avoiding loop, small goods yard, two further goods sidings, and motive power depot with turntable. Most points are power operated with one or two hand points which we get spectators to operate for us. There is also a two road fiddle yard to facilitate stock changes. Plans are in hand to increase the fiddle yard by adding an extra 5 roads to form a branch terminus which will double as a fiddle yard.  

Up to 5 simultaneous train movements can be happening at any one time, and the layout is able to replicate all of the train movements that one might find on a large through station on the full-sized railway in the 1930s.
Originally built in 1959 and exhibited in 1960 and 1962 by the late Laurie Tandy, this layout has been renovated in 2015 and was exhibited for the first time in 53 years by his children in October 2015.
Track plan and photos can be used on your website and in the exhibition guide. See below.
Track plan as drawn by our dad in 1960, just slightly modified as a result of the removal of the branch that used to leave the layout in the bottom left-hand corner. The MPD actually has four roads now, see below.
Above, two more photos of Templeford, the one on the left showing the motive power depot and turntable and the one on the right showing a view down the four platform roads from the East End,