Dark End (OO Gauge)
An 00 gauge DCC layout started October 2015. Track plan has been influenced by "Kyme" & a 3D version is shown below. Of necessity, given the short headshunt which has been set at one short wagon + loco, loco stock is limited to Class 03 & 08 types. Originally hadn't decided on a background scenic of either an industrial or terraced housing setting; the latter as build developed. Layout measures 48" x 15" with integral fiddle yard.
Track work & basic scenery in place. Carved polystyrene covered with plastic cloth.
The fiddle bit.
Based on that familiar location of “nowhere in particular”, the layout represents that tired & dirty railyard behind a row of terraced two ups / two downs. These are now all empty, semi derelict, & awaiting the demolition crew. All that remains of any life is at the end of the street where a builder’s merchants still maintains an ever deminishing trade.
Stock is a very much a varied bag being dependent upon the vagaries of the mainline and wagons in transit.
Exhibitions Attended / Booked:
Jan 2017: Maidenhead & Marlow MRC
May 2017: Loddon Vale
Sept 2018: Loddon Vale Autumn Show
Oct 2018: Didcot (Abingdon MRC)
July 2019: Beaconsfield MRC
Coming along but image could be better. Builder's yard added together with initial groundwork. [Dec 2015]
Derelict & dumped brake van. [Jan 2016]
The rear of "Dark End Street". [Jan 2016]
View to the road bridge & Fiddle. [Jan 2016]