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Blackpool & North Fylde
Model Railway Club

Formerly

The North Fylde Model Rail Club
The Fylde Coast's Premier Railway Modelling Club

MURPHY'S MINE

By Graham Harrison

Paddy Murphy had mined gravel and supplied it to the locals for years. He hadn't made a lot of money but enough to cover the costs of his hobby, namely owning and operating a narrow gauge industrial railway.

One day, a couple of geologists arrived on site and tested his gravel. They were looking for a new super-element called Thorium and lo and behold (you've guessed it) large quantities were found.

Paddy could now afford to buy narrow gauge stock from all corners of the world.

The story above gives me the excuse to run Roco and Lilliput diesel engines and stock on the railway and Faller road vehicles around the site.

The layout viewing area is 8ft x 28ins and it is available for exhibitions. Space required is 12ft x 5ft

Features: Engine Shed, Gravel Unloading Area, Gravel Hopper, Transfer Shed, Steelwork for Processing Plant, Lorry Park, Site Offices and Wagon Repair Area.

Graham Harrison: 07979 501941

Photos to follow....