Beckenham and West Wickham MRC

The Premier Line

Scale/Gauge: Course scale 0

Tony Penn and Mark Carne have put together a coarse scale 0 Gauge layout running on tinplate track to represent the West Coast Main Line out of Euston in the period 1920 to 1950. Built by the LNWR and known as the Premier Line it saw the heaviest express trains in England hauled by successive generations of the most powerful steam locomotives of their day. With locomotives and rolling stock dating back to the 1920's from Bing, Bassett Lowke, Leeds and Hornby, combined with modern 0 Gauge trains made in the traditional style from Ace, Darstead and others the magic of those steam hauled trains is recreated. Streamlined expresses heading to Scotland mix with heavy coal trains heading to London while tank engines haul commuters to and from work.