Narrow Gauge North

2021

Bunny Mine

By David Rae
Scale O14
Gauge 14mm
Size 6' x 1'

Bunny Mine represents a gypsum mine adit of the type which operated in South Notts around Bunny Hill, Gotham and East Leake in Nottinghamshire.

These were served by narrow gauge railways, often of 2 foot gauge before they closed. Gypsum is still mined from Silver Seal mine, on the site of the model, and used for plaster and other products.

The model is set in the 1950s, built in 7mm:foot scale and uses the correct 14mm gauge track. The track is hand built. Locos and wagons are kit built or scratchbuilt. Real gypsum and moss from the site are used in the model. There are bunnies and other wildlife too!

There is additional information regarding this layout online - here