Woodcroft is a small through station on an imaginary single-track line built to give access to Stamford from the Great Northern main line. Its main purpose was to allow for through running of coaches from King's Cross via Peterborough to Stamford.
The station has a single platform and a run round loop for goods trains. A small brickyard in the vicinity (so typical of the area) with sidings gives much useful goods traffic. For this exhibition, the layout is operated in the GNR or LNER period. Fiddle yards operate at both ends and there is the opportunity for shunting in and around the station area.
This layout was originally conceived and built by Dave Smith a former chairman of the club. In 2014, it was purchased by the club and then completely re-wired for us by Mick Quinn. In May 2019 the layout survived the vandalism of our annual show with damage to only one board. Repair work was undertaken by Mick Quinn, Mick Allman and Mark Warrick and a new extension piece was added as shown here.
The first public outing for Woodcroft after its earlier trauma was a huge success when it was displayed at Warley in Novemebr 2019. A video taken at the event can be viewed here
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|Exhibition Information for Show Managers|
|Dimensions:||Baseboard size (24ft / 7.62 m)|
|Viewing front only (24ft / 7.62 m)|
|Total Space required|
|Valuation for Insurance Purposes:||£ NB: Please check before booking|
|Power:||1 x 13 Amp Mains socket|
|Transport:||Number of Cars 2|
|Number of Operators||4|
|Information last updated||June 2021|