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Organised by Chester Cathedral
St Werburgh Street
10am to 5pm every day except Sunday
Making Tracks returns to Chester Cathedral for a second year!
Pete Waterman OBE and the Railnuts modelling group have created a brand-new ‘OO’ gauge layout, once again based on the West Coast Main Line, which will be open across summer 2022.
Whilst based on the West Coast Main Line, for 2022, the model features a completely new stretch – the approach to Rugby station from Kilsby Tunnel in the south through to Hilmorton Junction at the north end of the model. The layout will feature a four-track main line throughout the scenic section, but impressively it also has grade separation to cross the Down Northampton line over the Up Fast line at the big junction which occupies one corner of the layout. The era for the new layout will be the modern day on the West Coast Main Line, but with a few nods to its past around Hilmorton Junction by including the lattice bridge faces.
In addition to building the scenic section, the team has also rewired the layout with new modules from Megapoints Controllers to introduce train detection around the layout to allow operators and the viewing public to keep an eye on progress of trains as they move around the layout. Rolling stock is also being prepared for the show including long container trains, Pendolinos, parcels trains and more.
Making Tracks 2022 is open Monday to Saturday from Monday 18 July 2022 to Saturday 3 September 2022.
The layout will not operate on Sundays.
Making Tracks is included in our Summer Entry Ticket: £2.50 per person (children aged 5 and under are free).