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Northwick is a 4mm scale layout developed over many years. It is conventionally DC operated and following a recent ‘refresh’ of the scenery is enjoying renewed exhibition success that has culminated in a great visit to the Warley (NEC ) exhibition in November 2015.
Representing a main line terminus to fiddle-yard layout based on a “might have been” seaside resort on the Bristol Channel. The station has three platforms, a goods yard and a servicing point where locos can be turned and prepared for their return journey.
The scenic part of the layout is 21ft by 2ft 6”(6.3m x 0.72m), plus a small scenic extension piece beyond the buffers and a cassette based fiddle yard. Plain track is SMP code 75, points are hand built using SMP rail and copper-clad sleepers. Buildings are a mixture of scratch and kit built structures.
Heavily muted colours have been used throughout and a “wash” of bonfire ash has been used to weather both structures and ground cover to give a prototypically dirty look that was typical of BR in the mid 1950s.
There is more work to be done, although the layout is almost ready to resume exhibiting following a complete rewire and some track alterations.
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