My father in law has had a model railway in his 8’ x 6’ shed of a number of years. When I met his daughter (now wife) some 16 years ago he had steel track which was rusty, and rodents had passed through on several occasions. Access was by crawling under the board at the door – not ideal. The steel track was lifted and replaced with nickel silver, and an oval of track with terminus station inside, and sidings back down one side and an industrial area the other revitalised activity. I had always viewed his double length carport with a desire to get an out and back layout, but never got him to get his priorities right! However, when he moved in next door in 2015 and a spare bedroom was available he did J And so Setforth Junction was born in February 2016. Setforth Junction. Built in the 1870's Setforth Junction was a busy junction serving the mail lines from South West Birmingham and the Worcester Countryside. Mainly passenger traffic with heavy freight between London to the West Midlands. Local freight consisted of bringing farming produce from the Malvern Hills via a busy branch line serving Clamberley, Wyre Piddle, and Itchfield, with its terminus at Bishops End. The Rhodesian Apple Blight of 1929, and the shift from cattle to arable farming brought a decline in the local freight, but the local brewery survived by diversifying into craft ciders, whilst still retaining the traditional brewing methods. Setforth Golden Harvest cider now has a worldwide reputation. The line from SW Birmingham was closed in 1937 and the platform and connecting bridge removed, but 3 main line passenger platforms remain in daily use. Setforth Junction used to be the base for the banking engines used on that line, as it was positioned close to the bottom of Willey Bank - the loco depot and turntable remains albeit the facilities are much smaller than in the early 1900's. Setforth itself is a busy market town. The local cattle market closed some years ago, and the cattle facilities removed and replaced with a warehouse for the Suppit Hall Brewery. The track plan. My good friend Lee was organised to build the baseboards And my Father in Law popped in every now and again to check on progress. And then using track templates and a roll of lining paper the plan was converted to a rough track layout. And then with carboard mock ups and old rodent and damp damaged buildings some pre existing rolling stock was added to test theories and assumptions . And that took us until the end of February.