Member:- Terry Rowe
Terry has a number of projects "on the go" outside the two club syndicates he is involved with.
The main "ongoing" project is South African Two Foot Gauge in 7mm scale.
He is busy building loco's, rolling stock and buildings for a layout which is based on the "Hopefield Branch", called "De Hoopvelt" (Afrikaans for Hopefield).
The branch was built in 1901 and ran as a two gauge line until 1926 when it was re-gauged to 3'6" Cape Gauge and the line is still in operation today
The proposed layout will be an 'end to end layout' with fiddle yards at each end and will comprise three boards of 4' x 2' which will make up the main "De Hoopvelt" Station.
In my world the railway did not get re-gauged to 3' 6" and ran well into the 1980's with the layout being set at the end of the 1960's and into the early 1970's.