This layout is being completely rebuilt (larger) and will be available for exhibitions in the near future
The history of the development of railways in the Meon Valley shows that one idea for the Botley to Bishops Waltham branch saw it extended through to Petersfield. In our version of reality this happened and the lines crossed somewhere in the area between Corhampton and Warnford. The Meon Valley has survived as a busy secondary main line carrying both passenger traffic and freight to the supposed docks at Lee-on-the-Solent. The Botley line closed but has had new life breathed into it as a preserved railway. You don’t very often see N Gauge layouts measuring 18′ by 10′; this is well worth a look.
Here’s a photo from the original layout – click on it for a larger image