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Lay­out: ‘Ch­ester­bury’ Builder: Michael Grace Lo­ca­tion: Fic­tional This is my first at­tempt at a model tramway, hav­ing built sev­eral model rail­ways in the past. It came about af­ter I bought a motorised Corgi die-cast tram and de­cided to build a lay­out for it to run on. The name ‘Ch­ester­bury’ is a com­bi­na­tion of Ch­ester­field – where I live – and Bury – from where I orig­i­nate. I wanted to cre­ate a ‘3D pic­ture’ with at­mos­phere rather than a de­tailed scale model. I found that plac­ing sev­eral sim­i­lar-look­ing but static trams to­gether was a cheap way of cre­at­ing a busy street scene, even if only one tram is motorised. My next task is to im­prove the ap­pear­ance of the track and to tackle the over­head wiring!

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