MODEL RAILWAY LAYOUT
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The model of a fictional railway in a real place in West Sussex close to the Liphook & District MRC club-room.. It will be my first layout in OO-9
Covering the design, construction and hopefully exhibiting of the model.
The setting is a training camp, established during the First World War to train sappers and soldiers in trench warfare, operation of railways in forward areas and latterly in tank warfare
The top pelmet will have a signboard. Behind the pelmet is an “egg crate” construction in plywood which will support LED lighting in plastic gutter reflectors
The baseboard with scenic back scene attached splits into two and creates a box. The fiddle yard also packs into one carrying unit
2014 newly built baseboard assembled for first time in MVMH
RESEARCH -CAMP BUILDINGS
This picture is along the road which later became the A3
This will bring a couple of issues into sharp focus. Is the layout to be set in WW1 or in WW2 when the Canadians may have moved in. It will also decide the buildings to use. Current pub building put up in the Thirties by Brickwoods or previous building by local brewers?
AMBULANCE TRAIN – Standard Gauge
A First World War ambulance train by Bachmann has been obtained from Hattons- this will be a non-moving part of the layout i.e on the representation of the fictional Liphook- Midhurst branch of the L&SWR (Standard Gauge) at Milland Marsh Halt (for Cartersland Camp & Hollycombe Estate)
For rolling stock this layout will rely heavily on the products of Minitrains, Peco and Heljan to produce the feel of WD railways and L&SWR.
BUILDING A MODEL RAILWAY GROUP
This layout is on the proposed layouts list for this group for the 2018/9 season- see the groups page on this website.As 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War this would make a suitable layout for the late 2018 exhibition season