Originally built by Dave Kent and modifed by Phill Standen
A small 1950's Southern Region layout depicting a 3rd rail electrified area in an industrialised town setting. The principle features are an EMU shed, one end of Ashington station and a small town scene. Heavy use of low relief modelling and detailed backscenes are employed on the layout due to its compact size, these combine to create a sense of a much larger scene.
The EMU shed model can accomodate three 4 car EMU's on three seperate roads and is based on a typical Southern region shed, trains access this shed and neighbouring sidings from a head shunt which runs along the back of the station and under the road bridge (into the fiddleyard).
Ashington station consists of two platforms and is also of typical Southern region architecture, only two coach lengths of station is shown on the layout, the rest of the station would be beyond the overbridge which acts as a convenient scenic boundry. Extending along the front of the fiddle yard is a busy town scene which demonstrates good use of "low relief moddeling". The signalling is classic Southern railway practice featuring "Rail built signals", shunt signals and Banner repeating indicator. The signalbox is a classic Saxby and Farmer 1890's gabled design (Kit built ratio cabin).