Marston Magna in 3mm

Modelling in 3mm:1ft scale


Based on the Allhallows-on-Sea branch, which ran from Stoke Junction to the Kent coast and opened in 1932, it was operated by the Southern Railway. British Railways (Southern Region) absorbed it into the nationalised framework in 1948.

Terry has produced a superb model which depicts the branch very well and with atmosphere.

The following photographs give some idea of the project. Terry has been delving deeper into the archives and the latest image of the track plan, and the control panel further down, depict the layout as at 1954.

Even earlier a 1953 "innovation" appears at the foot of this page with an ACV Railbus in manufacturer's livery.

All photos : TERRY TRACEY


Check out the signals they are fully operational - even down to illuminated aspects!
You may have noticed that the station
lamps work as well as the signals.

Stoke Junction

The experimental ACV railbus in its manufacturers livery of two tone grey approaching Stoke Jcn.
The experimental unit arrives in Stoke Junction Halt. It ran in this livery for a short while on the branch in 1953.  It was not a success as it had to carry a fitter on board all the time.