The layout is a branch terminus to fiddle-yard based originally on Dursley in Gloucestershire, but plans are under way to move the location slightly to the Midland & South Western Juction Railway, as part of expansion plans to turn the layout into an L shape with a larger station area/ fiddle yard
The layout is currently 8.54 x 0.915 (28’x 3′) constructed in 7 sections.
Electrically the layout is currently DC with two controllers-one for the industrial sidings & one for the station area & “main line” Plans are under way to convert to DCC
Operationally the current layout has the potential for a fair amount of shunting & the arrival & departure of regular passenger services of either push-pull type or GWR railcar. With the move of location to the M&SWJR there will be the possibility of military specials- both freight & troop & inter-regional excursions.
The members have a mixture of stock from most of the “Big Four” & BR. With the new location GWR, LMS, SR, BR is generally acceptable, although we will try & keep the era to one of the following in any given operating session -late 30’s; 40’s (lots of black locos); BR green diesels (Maroon, Green or Choc / Cream coaches)
We anticipate 4 to 6 operators & 3 cars for exhibition crew & transport
Photos to follow