Savernake is our new OO layout project currently in construction. It is based around the two Savernake stations that used to exist near Burbage in Wiltshire. The layout will be 24' by 11' 6" with a central operating well, a deep scenic front and sides and a substantial split-level fiddle yard at the rear. It will be fully DCC and make use of the latest digital control systems for operation of points, and signals.

Savernake Layout Plan

The main line was the GWR route down to west country while the upper single line was the Midland & South Western Junction Railway line running from Swindon and points north down to Andover. The layout plan includes the iconic Savernake Forest Hotel, Crofton Pumping Station and the Kennet & Avon canal running through the Bruce Tunnel under Savernake Low Level Station.

The area has an interesting history that resulted in the Savernake stations being built within a hundred yards of each other in this idylic part of Wiltshire countryside where, at the time, there was not even anything that could be called a village, let alone a town that needed two stations. 

Layout Statistics
Gauge = OO (4mm = 1ft)
Overall Size = 24ft x 12ft
Period = 1930's to 1960's
Number of operators = 3 to 6
Time to build = 5 Years (very approximate!!)
Number of points = 57
Number of Signals = 33
Control Method = DCC

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