Maidstone Road was built in the 1970’s by Les Darbyshire, the Chairman of the ‘Colonel Stephens Society’. Built in 4mm scale to the highest specification Maidstone Road was a frequent visitor to exhibitions until it went into retirement in 1994.
In 2011 Camrail model railway exhibition at Bradford on Avon decided to have a Colonel Stephens theme, this was supported by the Colonel Stephens Society and for the first time in 17 years Les brought Maidstone Road our of retirement to be the star attraction of the show. The photographs below were taken at Camrail on Saturday 23 July 2011.
Las Darbyshire (centre) with Maidstone Road at Camrail 2011