ENSBURY "N" ‘Ensbury’ doesn’t represent a particular location although one might say that in essence it could be anywhere in the SE of England. There are four distinct operating zones, these being: Up Line (fed from the Up fiddle yard), Down Line (fed from the Down fiddle yard), Branch Line and Goods Yard. As each of these zones has its own dedicated control panel a minimum of four operators are needed to operate the complete layout.
In its final appearance Ensbury will flow in a clockwise direction from beneath the town which is set above the tracks where they enter/exit the fiddle yards, into the mainline station which is set in an urban area with the Goods Yard in the background and the Branch Line on a lower level in the foreground. The next area has the Goods Yard merging with the main lines. The Branch Line passing loop, Halt and light industrial area lies below this as it passes from a suburban to countryside scene. Following on, the Branch Line rises to match the level of the main lines before they cross a gorge supported by two different styles of bridge construction. A river scene flows below, once the tracks have crossed their respective bridges they enter tunnels leading to/from their respective fiddle yards, above this section is Hill Top Farm of mixed agricultural use. Buildings and structures are a mixture of scratch built, printed card and even cast resin from various manufactuers. No specific era will be represented as most of the rolling stock will be from club members who have a range of models, even stretching to the USA.
This Youtube video made by a club member primarily shows the latest train to be purchased for Ensbury but also shows much of the latest developments with the layout itself. The locomotive is 5MT ‘Camelot’ and 10 BR Mk1 coaches in Green
Drivers eye tour of Ensbury
Development history of Ensbury
Ensbury during installation and testing of electrical systems in 2010