This layout is of
the same theme to my last layout "Brockley
but it is
most certainly different.The theme is still Southern Electrics but this
time in a circular
in 00 scale.I have entered the 21st. century and converted to DCC power
supplied initially by a Roco Multimaus system, with Master and
controllers. Now I have a z21 system with a "tablet" but that will be
replaced by a "wireless"
handset as soon as they are on sale and I can obtain one.
allow more than a little diversity and to stop the stock accumulating
excessive mileages, the layout is run on a sliding
timescale. Starting on day one with steam powered trains in the shape
of a class
on a ferry van train, and a Battle of Britain,
a passenger working. They are aguemented by a Jubilee 4-6-0 on
an inter regional
parcels train, a 4-EPB and a
2-EPB/2-HAP/2-EPB EMU trio. Phase two is the replacement of
with a Kent Coast electric
but now without the overhead knitting. The C
class's ferry van train is then withdrawn altogether. The passenger set
will become a "never was" preservation special powered by a class
L 4-4-0 "German"
and a class D11/2 "Laird of
three sees the EMU's being upgraded into one
train of a pair of green 4-CEPs with a blue MLV on the rear. The fourth
phase sees the 4-CEP's repainted into the blue/grey scheme and
a second MLV in similar. Also running are a pair of 2-EPB's
also carrying the blue livery. Finally, in phase five there are
further additions, firstly with the ferry van train
electric locomotive powering an intermodal
train.The second addition is a "Corporate" blue class 47
stock on a "Jolly Boy's" outing to Margate, and a DJM Class 71, also in
blue. The passengers will be full of pale ale and whelks no
The third addition has seen the passage through Meopham of a new "Desiro"
hauled by a class 66,
enroute from the
manufacturers in Germany. Look for the stowaways
on the roof.
There are five
flash units to illuminate
of all electrically powered trains and viewers will be warned of these
pyrotechnics by notices on the front of the layout!
came to this site looking for "Brockley
I'm afraid I've sold it to a G.W.R.
enthusiast in darkest Somerset. I hope
has as much pleasure out of
as myself and those who assisted me in it's
operation had over the past
few years in several countries abroad and many venues in the U.K.