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  1. Elbow Lane represents a forgotten corner of South London. It has two very short platforms, one of which is in a bad state of repair and no longer suitable for passengers. It also manages to accommodate a loading dock and a tiny fuelling point/loco spur. All built on a pair of Tim Horn laser cut baseboard kits. I have used Peco 00 Bullhead track with the turnouts being operated by Servos. Control is by an NCE DCC system which makes the most of the the sound fitted locos. For couplings I settled early on the ‘Brian Kirby’ mod the Bachmann couplings to allow for hands free magnetic operation. Suitable Neodymium magnets are used that have enough pull to work from the underside of the baseboard but not too strong to attract steel axles. This allows magnets to be added, removed or re-sited. Elbow Lane itself measures 7' 6" x 12" including the 2' 6" open style fiddleyard, requires a total footprint of 5' x 9' and is usually operated from in front of the fiddleyard at the right hand end. It is free standing and has its own lighting. Track level is 1.1m above the floor so should be considered as a high level layout. Elbow lane lives near Gatwick, travels in a car and needs 2 operators. It is available for one or two day shows.
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  2. The layout is OO gauge (1:76) and measures 67cm by 19cm. It was designed for two reasons: To have enough operational potential (I like to shunt wagons a lot) and small enough to fit into my bedroom. The layout doesn't have name yet, hence the title. The layout's location is in the city of York, North Yorkshire. The yard is located near the National Railway Museum. Because of this, the museum's shunter, 09017, can be sometimes seen in the yard. Construction Work started on the layout in December 2020. It is entirely made up from by cardboard: for example, the backscene is made up of sections of cereal boxes. The baseboard is half a cardboard slab cut from the fiddle yard of McKellar Yard: They were salvaged from an Ikea delivery. The track is Hornby and is glued onto the board which was then painted grey. Currently, the track is awaiting ballasting. I designed the layout in a way so that the fiddle yard can be separated from the main section when it is in transit. Rolling stock I currently have two items of rolling stock to use: class 09 Shunter 09017 and an Ews open wagon. Both are by Hornby for their Railroad range.
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  3. Sheep Dip Owner: Rob Gunstone e-mail: Rob. Gunstone @hotmail.co.uk or by way of PM. Layout based in Cardiff. An Industrial something, just to the left of somewhere Sheep Dip is a small industrial layout set within a rural backdrop. Services run as and when required with haulage provided by a variety of little green industrial saddle tank locos and the occasional ex-BR type. Overall size of the layout is 7ft x 2ft. Baseboards are my now usual IKEA shelfage. Track -PECO Code 75. Buildings are Ready To Plant from Bachmann. Locos are by Hornby and Bachmann. All stock, buildings etc are weathered by myself. Sheep Dip is operated from the front by one operator and needs an overall space of 7ft x 4ft. One socket will suffice. Insurance value is £1000.00 Bleat Wharf has appeared in BRM December 2020.
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  4. Oldshaw was built by Andrew Bartlett. Details and photos of the layout as built and exhibited by Andrew can be found on the EM Gauge 70s website. The layout depicts a small station and nearby factory and sidings on a Western Region branch line in the mid-late 1980s. Guy, Mike and Tom got the layout in late 2017 and in 2019 we built a pair of new fiddle yards in 2019 (followed by a new lighting gantry) to allow the layout to be operated with through running for the first time. Looking towards the station before the second fiddle yard had been built to open up the track under the bridge at the far end: Track plan Oldshaw is built to 4mm/ft scale with EM gauge track (18.2 mm). The scenic section is 8ft by 1ft 6 inches with a total length (including the fiddle yards) of 17ft by 1ft 6 inches). The layout is freestanding and has its own lighting rig. Space required: Layout including fiddle yards 17 ft x 1.5 ft Total space required 20ft x 5 ft Power requirements: 1 x 13A socket Operators: 3 – 4 Transport: 1 x family car plus 1 or 2 operators by train or car
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  5. 4mm 16,5mm The Depot was originally conceived as a finescale(ish) exhibition layout presented at wheelchair and children friendly height. Footprint 1200x600mm height 800mm, the layout is operated from the front with full access to the viewing public. The layout has its own built-in LED lighting, fed from a single 13 amp power socket, all electrical equipment is annually PAT tested. The layout requires the provision of a sturdy table at least 1800mm long and three chairs . Travel expenses should cover transport by one car for the layout and operators - no hire vehicle required. For shows of more than one day and venues more than 50 miles from West Dorset accommodation may be required. email:- [email protected] mob: 07861 380101 https://pwdepot.blogspot.com/
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