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Yeaton

Yeaton is a fictitious town of small to medium size located "somewhere near Oxford" (so that we can run stock from both the Western and London Midland regions). It is supposedly situated on a cross-country main line, with platforms for local passenger and parcels traffic. Faster services can be seen passing on the through lines and we have also included a small goods yard and a factory complex, which allow shunting of goods trains.

The layout is set primarily in the early 1960ís but is dependant on the stock made available by members, mainly from the ready-to-run ranges of Peco, Minitrix and Graham Farish. However , an increasing number of kit built wagons are appearing and plans for kit built locomotives and multiple units are underway. In order to make operation more enjoyable and realistic, the layout is operated to a sequence timetable, allowing for a number of different train types and movements. An extensive hidden fiddle yard enables us to store all of the necessary trains.

Baseboards are built mainly of plywood, along with backscenes and profile boards. Trackwork is Peco Streamline Code 80, and Peco turnout motors, controlled from the main panel, operate all points on the visible section. Scenic construction follows conventional methods, involving wooden frameworks and polystyrene tiles carved to shape. The station is set near to the town centre, and an urban scene stretches along much of the layout. Most of the buildings are at present constructed from plastic kits, although we hope to replace these gradually with scratchbuilt structures as time permits.

Layout Data

Scale: N
Size: 12' x 2'
Operators: Minimum of 5.

Layout Diagram

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