2mm FS and N gauge layout
Millsbridge is based on the Milnsbridge area of Huddersfield, 2 miles west of the town centre, in the Colne Valley, through which runs the Leeds/Huddersfield/Manchester rail line.
We chose to model this area in the early ‘60’s steam/diesel transition period, when the line was 4 track and the goods yard still operating.
It is Milnsbridge – but not quite – hence MILLSBRIDGE.
A number of modifications to the Ordance Survey plan had to be made, these included the shortening of Milnsbridge viaduct by a few arches, to fit our original plan for a car transportable layout (we now need a van!) and the compacting of Longwood Goods Yard.
Scar Lane over bridge gave a natural break to the left of the layout, the right side was a little more problematic, the station was moved nearer the viaduct and replaced by the nearby Golcar station which has an over bridge hiding the exit of trains.