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Eastgate   ‘00’

Diesel / Electric Layout Project

At the start of the 2016 club year, the committee approved funding for the construction of a new ‘00’ layout project.

This layout is intended to portray the post modernisation plan to the present day.

We consider that many clubs do not embrace this period and ours has been no exception - until now.

We need  more members to help us create this layout, you would be very welcome.

Mail: secretary.tdmrc@gmail.com?cc=chairman.tdmrc@gmail.com

Eastgate on RMWweb

 This isa 10ft long and 16” wide layout, but with a proposed extension to take it to 15ft. Primarily idesigned to encourage modern image and new modellers into the hobby it provides a platform for members in the club lacking in general layout building experience, including young members just getting into the hobby.

The modest size lends itself to reasonably quick construction, ideal for beginners and young members as each stage should proceed quickly and thus maintain interest. Speed of build is not in itself a key objective as we want to achieve a good quality of finish to enable the layout to attend local promotional events.

Provisionally called 'Eastgate' the theme is a modernised and refurbished northern town/city terminus, although it could have been a through station at one time. Trains will be a mix of DMU and EMU's as it is intended to provide the two platform tracks  with overhead wires. The modernisation will be reflected in the buildings, signage, and also in smaller details like the track, with newly replaced and ballasted flat bottom concrete sleeper track for the electrified line etc. .

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