West Chiltington

00, British Railways (Southern)


Southern Region

West Sussex Junction Railway

West Chiltington


Storrington Storbridge


Steyning local    Pulborough local    Goods    Shunting


Platform    Ground Frame    Windsor Workshop



A passenger train is on route to Steyning.

The limited number of passengers means a short train.

The  thoughtful driver stops with the break compartment next to the parcels.

Past the ground frame.

A passenger train on route to Pulborough.

Past the Windsor Workshop.

Into the station.

Loading and unloading parcels.

The goods train arrives from Brighton, via Steyning.

The goods waits in the loop for a passenger train to Pulborough.

The passenger train departs.

Next the goods shunts (see below).

Having shunted the Goods departs.

Shunting - the goods drops off the break van and pulls forward.

It then backs down to the Windsor Workshop.

Next it couples up to the three van in the factory.

All three van are pulled out.

The two out bound vans are left on the running line.

One van is returned coupled to the two inbound vans.

The vans are uncoupled.

The two out bound van are collected from the running line.

The wagons are pulled forward.

Then backed onto the break van.

Pre-War West Chiltington was a village of less than a thousand people.
The station facilities reflect the small population.

Given the limited traffic the station has a ground frame rather than signal box.

The Windsor Workshop is named after a company currently in West Chiltington (https://thewindsorworkshop.co.uk/)

In the model world the company receives timber, tools, and books.
It processes the timber and ships components for, flat pack, and complete Windsor stools & chairs.
It also ships tools and books.
Sales are wholesale and retail.
Retail sales are normally shipped via the station and wholesale by van from the factory.

Panoramas of the layout

I've tried a new paint, deco 041 matt white, and techniques to model bird droppings.
The photo above uses wet brush and is rather unprototypically large but easily seen.
The photo below uses the dry brush approach and is more prototypical but harder to see.
So its in the eye of the beholder.