Activities: Static Displays
Models on Display
A range of steam models will be on display that will include mainly 5 inch gauge steam locomotives but also other models such as traction engines, beam engines. There will be many components and sub-assemblies to view as well as railway artefacts.
Hands-on Miniature Locomotive Parts
A major feature of The Branch Line will be the ability to handle model steam locomotive parts at 1/12 full size, 5 inch gauge. There will be various displays including true scale components and assemblies made using the latest CAD and 3D printing capabilities. These and other components will be able to be handled and examined in detail. Their role and operation in a locomotive will be explained by drawings and explanatory texts.