In recent months, thoughts have turned towards making a small (ish) layout based in the Southern Region somewhere. As a couple of SLW Class 24s have been ordered, the time period is set around 1959-1962 (the time the Class 24s were on the Southern).
The layout will feature:
- DCC – MERG
- CBUS – Also MERG
- P4 track
- 9ft long by 1ft6″ wide, expanding to 2ft width for the storage sidings
- Prototypical operation and signalling
- 1959-1962 period
- EMUs, DEMUs, diesels, electro-diesels and steam will likely feature
The boards have been purchased (except one at the time of writing and the storage board) and track building/laying is to commence sometime soon.
Some photos of the current progress below. Mainly track planning and a rough skecth so far. I had planned it in Templot, but the ssd in my desktop computer died, losing the files I’d yet to back up, oops! Progress is likely to continue at a fairly slow pace due to health and financal restraints.
Keep an eye on the blog catagories for more updates.