Granta Valley Railway

The Granta Valley Railway is a fictional 15″ gauge miniature railway built on the track bed of the old Stour Valley Railway between Shelford and Haverhill. The Granta River meanders from Haverhill, past Linton and on into Cambridge following a similar, but not identical, route to the old branch line and it seems appropriate to call my fictional miniature line the Granta Valley Railway.

I’ve built the baseboards…

…laid some of the track…

…done the electrics…

…and even installed the layout in it’s new home.

Work on the GVR stopped in 2019 and 2020 while I focused on building ‘Thomas and Sons’. As that layout is finished I’ve started on the GVR again.

I have lots of ideas for scenery and stock, and the idea of creating my own miniature railway is very appealing. There’s lots of scratch building involved so it will take time but I’m looking forward to enjoying the journey!