Much Murkle
Much Murkle Exhibition Brochure 2014.pdf
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4 mm scale - OO Gauge 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.


Automatic couplings (DG)

Weathered stock

Scratchbuilt buildings

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, MUCH MURKLE featured in the February 2015 issue of British Railway Modelling. The layout is proving to be very popular with both the public and exhibition managers and continues to be invited to many exhibitions.

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Much Murkle was awarded Best in Show at
WYCRAIL 2016 by the members of
the High Wycombe and District Model
Railway Society. 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.