Tuesday 16 October 2012

Southport in the day of the tram

The Botanic Gardens terminus on Harry Moore's 7mm Southport tram layout, with two Brush cars and a toastrack
Harry Moore exhibited part of his 7mm scale model layout of Southport Tramway at the North West Garden Railway & Narrow Gauge Exhibition at Lytham High School on Saturday 13th October. This layout is still a work in progress, there are more modules constructed but space precluded showing them at the weekend. The sections that were shown represented the Botanic Gardens line and part of Churchtown, plus the Corporation tram depot at Canning Road, Blowick. The Southport trams on the layout consisted of two excellent scratchbuilt brass 7mm models of 1901 Southport Tramways Company Brush cars, that had been fully enclosed after being takeover by the Corporation in 1918, plus a United Electric Car Company four wheeled toastrack tram.

ex Southport Tramways Company Brush car No 7 passing through Churchtown on route 7
Brush car No 7 at the Botanic Gardens terminus before departing for Smedley Hydro Hotel on route 8

ex Southport Tramways Company Brush car No 1, approaching the Botanic Gardens on route 1

The Southport Corporation tram depot at Blowick, with Liverpool Bellamy & Green Goddess cars inside
Southport Corporation Brush car No 1 and Toastrack No 31 at the Botanic Gardens terminus in 1932

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