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