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Although the line itself is still operational the station closed to passenger traffic in 1960 and was finally sold off in 1980. This was it after the closure of Codsall Station to passenger traffic.

Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Codsall and Bilbrook Local History Society

It is now a popular pub and restaurant and is featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. Here is a corresponding picture of how the station building looks in its new guise as a pub.

© Copyright John M and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.

The features that particularly drew me to the building were the tall and very deeply corbelled chimneys and the unusual stone arched window and door surrounds. Having decided on my subject matter the next task was to convert as much of the information as I could from the photographs onto templates from which the building would be fabricated. I didn’t use any fancy software for this, just the ‘Draw’ facility within Microsoft Office and an Excel spreadsheet with a 2mm grid.

Model Railway Express Issue One December 2016  
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