Track and running.

Following on from the Woodsmoor track the club moved to the field at the rear of the Royal School for the Deaf in Cheadle Hulme. The track opened in 1970. We had a raised track catering for 2.5", 3.5" & 5" loco's and a ground level 7.25" layout. As years progressed a club house was erected, a timber framed classroom from a local school I believe. Also added were truck storage sheds, under cover and open steaming bays, workshop and signal box / 7.25" loco store. The footbridge was for access to the 7.25" track for boarding passengers, the idea being to keep people away from the raised track. The station area was named Handforth as that's where the Deaf School is situated. Ken Whiston Junction was named after a stalwart of the club who also ran a warehouse in New Mills selling all manor of items, anybody remember the adverts in the model press of years ago headed "Have you seen my cat?" That was the man!
In later years a raised Gauge "0" and Gauge "1" track was built, this created a lot of interest in the smaller gauges which is still an active section of the club.