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The Club welcomes modellers of all abilities to come and join this exciting project.

Potential members should contact the secretary

Twickenham Junction ‘00’

To see more of this layout:          RMweb

All principal buildings for Twickenham Junction are scratchbuilt and many are largely complete – there’s still more to do though!    Track-laying is complete (all bar the Kingston Up Line) using C&L and SMP plain track with handbuilt points; ballasting has commenced.

The layout is DCC operated using Digitrax equipment for train operation. Track wiring is complete (including provision for the Kingston line!) Route control on Twickenham is managed thru’ MERG CBUS electronics; layout boards have MERG modules installed/wired-in and the control panel is nearly complete.  

Twickenham Junction will be the first scenic front to be linked to the Club’s 14-road 00/H0 Common Fiddle Yard laid with PECO code 100 track. This takes traction power from the scenic front and will also use MERG for route control from two control panels – these are being built at present.

Twickenham Junction is a complex OO finescale project to recreat the Victorian station at Twickenham as though re-development had not taken place during the 1940s/50s, leaving the rather ramshackle older station in use. Twickenham Junction is a real misnomer!  For many years OS maps referred to the station by this name.  The LSWR, SR & BR never did…

The scenic break at the Country end (towards Feltham) is yet to be resolved and is a real brainteaser. Once complete, the scenic area will be 25 foot long and a little under 3 foot deep.

The layout is set in the early 1960s to coincide with the inauguration of T&DMRC and to allow a wide range of trains to be operated. Southern Region steam as well as electric & diesel traction will be showcased. Members are building and preparing stock for future exhibition service replicating a typical Summer Saturday alongside extras of which we have photos or references.