My pre-grouping layout finally begins!
Oak Hill is a fictional layout set on the eastern border of LBSCR territory with the SECR having running rights over the line. It is set in the earliest years of the 20th cenuary. The reason for this date period is that I have a few locos already in Improved Engine Green and this is my favortie brighton livery I am also quite fond of SECR Wainwright livery.
The layout itself has / will have a small terminus station, a dairy loading area in a siding, a coal merchant, goods shed and a small loco yard.
The reason i say the layout has these features is I have been given a former exhibition layout which is forming the basis of thie project. The layout is "Bedruthan Steps" made by the Falmouth MRC in the 90's as a GWR branch line terminus. It has a few badges on from exhibitions it attended. When it was retired by Falmouth it was brought by a member and since then it has spent 12 years in storage in a garage. It was recently passed on the the previous owners son who when he realised it was beyond his expertise to repair he decided to get rid of it which is how it came to be in my ownership.
The layout is slightly to big for where it will be living so needs to be reduced slightly and will need "Brigtonising" as it looks a bit to "cornwall" at present. The plans of what I hope to do are below:
At present the layout is 12ft by 2ft and is analogue, although the electrics are in rather a bad way so i doubt much works. The first job is to cut the layout to size and make new legs for it. Once this is done the electrics need stripping and replacing as it will be DCC. Once this is done I will start looking at what needs repairing and replacing scenically.
I hope to get the layout cut to size and legs built over the next week. and to begin on my pre-grouping adventue.
Thanks for looking,
Edited by BlueLightning, 11 April 2017 - 10:27 .