4 mm scale - OO Gauge
An award winning layout by Nick Wood
Much Murkle; population 1452 according to the 1931 census is set in a fictitious 1930’s community in Herefordshire and is served by a single track branch from the equally fictitious junction at Newent on the Gloucester to Hereford Line.
The branch is just 8 miles long, with one intermediate station at the village of Kempstone and a small halt serving Sollers Hall.
There is a rail served Quarry located approximately 1 mile outside of Much Murkle. All trains departing the quarry have to be reversed at the terminus due to the quarry having no run round facility making for more interesting stock movements.
The quarry is not the only significant industry using the line. Rancoutt Cider use the branch to distribute their fine cider and perry to the outside world.
Vans from all of the big four rail companies can be found in their sidings.
High level of scenic detail
Automatic couplings (DG)
MUCH MURKLE featured in the July 2012 issue 61 of Hornby Magazine and attended its first exhibition at Cradley Heath in Oct 2013.
Following a busy year of exhibitions in 2014, MUCH MURKLE featured in the February 2015 issue of British Railway Modelling and is proving to be very popular with both the public and exhibition managers.
MUCH MURKLE has already attended a number of major shows including The London Festival of Railway Modelling and The Great Electric Train Show. It is already fully booked for 2018 including visits to The Festival of British Railway Modelling at Doncaster and as a guest layout at Pendon Museum.
MUCH MURKLE won its 4th Best in Show award at
WYCRAIL 2016 This is a well-respected and well attended show with a number of high quality layouts so it is a great credit to Nick (and his team of excellent operators!) to be awarded the trophy.
There are a number of Youtube Videos of Much Murkle while out and about...have a look...
If you wish to book MUCH MURKLE for an exhibition then please contact Nick Wood by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.