Melin Dolrhyd is a mill on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Built long before the railway, the mill was on the banks of the River Banwy and when the line was actually built the line was threaded between the mill and the river, creating a very recognisable stretch of line.

The mill still exists today, as a residential property, and can be found through Google Maps.

Modelling the stretch of line has been an interesting exercises. There is plenty of information to be found in the books referenced on the resources page but there are limited views of most faces of the mill around the early 20th century which is the period I have attempted to model.

More details on how it was built can be found on my blog There is also a Facebook page with the latest information.

Melin Dolrhyd is scheduled to appear at the following exhibitions:

Sat 17 Aug 2019 Pewsey Wiltshire 009 Group Open Day
Sat 22 Feb 2020 Reading Kenavon Railway Society

If you are interested in having Melin Dolrhyd at your exhibition then here is some useful information for exhibition managers. To contact me please use the contact box at the top of the screen or use the details on the flyer.

Name Melin Dolrhyd
Gauge 9mm
Scale 4mm to 1 foot (009 Narrow Gauge)
Size 6′ 6″ x 2′ 6″, operated from behind
Insurance £5,000
Power 1 x 13amp socket
Expenses Cost of fuel plus accomodation where necessary
Location Reading, Berkshire
Operators 2

Exhibitions already attended

  1. Swallowfield, May 2019