Hall Royd Junction Signal Box Nameboard

Burnley Road, Todmorden: 4mm scale

The 'Abbots Vale' layout was always 'somewhere' in the London Midland Region of British Railways. Initially the architecture was strongly London & North Western Railway, but over time the focus subtly shifted, with new buildings having a progressively West Riding feel to them.

The buildings featured on this page were the last built for the 'old' layout and the first intended for a new layout that would be centered on Todmorden. The parade of shops are as they appeared in the early 1960s, and were selected as my great grandfather and grandfather ran an Ironmongers shop which occupied the Prudential and Gas Show Room on the model until 1927. Consequently, the shops were photographed each time the family paid a visit to the town

For now the buildings normally live on top of a cupboard awaiting the day that a representation of the viaduct and the eastern end of the station can somehow be shoe-horned into the present set-up.

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale

Burnley Road, Todmorden shops in 4mm scale