Forncett Station

Norfolk

Welcome to the web site for my new excursion into railway modelling and details about my new layout called Forncett station.

Many years ago I lived in a small village a few mile south of Norwich in Norfolk, called Forncett St Peter. On some of our trips into the surrounding countryside we frequently drove over an old railway bridge. The line under it once lead to the defunct Forncett station. The peculiar thing about this bridge was that on one side there was just a field, but, on the other a railway cutting.  It is obvious that when the line became discontinued the farmer filled in the cutting, not all that apparent from the ground though. A short distance away, on the field side was an old viaduct over the River Tas.

I had always been interested in steam railways, probably because my Father was a fireman for the LNER back in the 1930s working out of Stratford, and he often regailed in stories about his experiences, also, I have vivid memories of travelling by steam when younger.

It is my intention to model Forncett station, by clicking on the links above you can see the planning process, and, eventually, the actual model.

The modelling process will be long and probably painful. I live in Varna, Bulgaria, there are no model shops here in Bulgaria, so most of the equipment needed for the layout will be by post from the UK.