Richard Cox is a very talented railway modeller from Great Britain. He remembered a long forgotten railway line in South East Wales: He was inspired by little remains of the “Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway”, which operated between 1860 and 1958 between the town of Abergavenny and the town of Merthyr Tydfil.
At the Warley Model Railway Show 2019 he presented his superb model railway layout in 00 Gauge (4 mm/ft scale). The first sod of the “Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway” was turned at Abergavenny on 18 June 1860 at the Brecon New Road. The line was one of the most heavily engineered in South Wales. It cut across the grain of the landscape and involved numerous curves, steep gradients, tunnels and viaducts.