‘The Stratford Upon Avon & Midland Junction Railway’ (or S.M.J.) was a small independent railway company which ran a line across the empty, untouched centre of England. It visited the counties of Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and a little of Buckinghamshire, only existing as the SMJ from 1909 to 1923. In 1923 the S.M.J.became a minor arm of the London Midland and Scottish (L.M.S.), then in 1948 'British Railways' 

Gone but not forgotten: "the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"


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At 8:00am on February 17, 2011, Keith Simmons said…

Hi Guys

I am a member of Woodford Halse Model Railway Club

I lived in Woodford for 15 Years

I recently moved to Eydon - 2 miles away

 

I am researching Byfield as i have th task of constructing a OO scale model of the station Buildings

 

Any Pictures or plans would be gratefully received

 

The Club has a layout over 3 rooms in the Social Club in Woodford

Based on Woodford and its environment including the SMJ junction

Has been there for over 30 year sand has been renovated over the last 3 years and work is continuing

We meet for a couple of hours on a Wednesday at & Pm

 

Other times when construction taking place

 

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Hallo Keith

There are pictures admittedly not showing all of the station buildings of Byfield in the following books:- Lost Railways of Northamptonshire by Geoffrey Kingscott, published by Countryside Books @ £10.99 (Available from the library service) ISBN 978-1-84674-108-1 and The Railways of Northamptonshire by David Blagrove, published by Wharfside Publications @ £11.00 ISBN 187191820-0

Paul

Hello Keith,

 

I have built a model of the E&W "standard" station building in 4mm scale and I have copies of drawings of these too.  The platform mounted signal boxes were also fairly standard ( although Byfield and Kineton had theirs extended in the 30s).  The Good Shed seems to match the one at Ettington for which I obtained plans through a member on here.  If you want to e-mail me (simondonal@hotmail.com), I'll be happy to send you scanned copied but for modelling purposes, I am happy to make photocopies and post them to you.  The Bill Simpson book also has a copy of the LMS Rating Plan which is drawn to scale and great accuracy too.

 

Simon

 

Thanks for all the help

 

What i do need is an indicatiion of the cpolour and type of bricks used in construction

 

Thanks guys

Si Donal said:

Hello Keith,

 

I have built a model of the E&W "standard" station building in 4mm scale and I have copies of drawings of these too.  The platform mounted signal boxes were also fairly standard ( although Byfield and Kineton had theirs extended in the 30s).  The Good Shed seems to match the one at Ettington for which I obtained plans through a member on here.  If you want to e-mail me (simondonal@hotmail.com), I'll be happy to send you scanned copied but for modelling purposes, I am happy to make photocopies and post them to you.  The Bill Simpson book also has a copy of the LMS Rating Plan which is drawn to scale and great accuracy too.

 

Simon

 

Hi Simon

I have emailed you at above email

but you can email nme at zep75@btinternet.com

 

Grateful for any palns of any buildings Byfield or not

Thanks

(just in case my reply via hotmail didnt reach you)

Si Donal said:

Hello Keith,

 

I have built a model of the E&W "standard" station building in 4mm scale and I have copies of drawings of these too.  The platform mounted signal boxes were also fairly standard ( although Byfield and Kineton had theirs extended in the 30s).  The Good Shed seems to match the one at Ettington for which I obtained plans through a member on here.  If you want to e-mail me (simondonal@hotmail.com), I'll be happy to send you scanned copied but for modelling purposes, I am happy to make photocopies and post them to you.  The Bill Simpson book also has a copy of the LMS Rating Plan which is drawn to scale and great accuracy too.

 

Simon

 

Hi Keith,

Took a load of photos on Saturday of what is left, during the line tour, with you in mind just look in the album. If you want a copy sent to you let me know.

ATVB

G

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Thanks Gary - as i am near i will be visiting the site and also plan to visit John Russell - Who started and maintains the Byfield Historical Photo Archive

 

But good Shots

 

Thanks
keith

Gary said:

Hi Keith,

Took a load of photos on Saturday of what is left, during the line tour, with you in mind just look in the album. If you want a copy sent to you let me know.

ATVB

G

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