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Falcon Road

A new 0 gauge layout by Ian Harper.


Set in the outskirts of a busy city centre station in the London and North Eastern Region.

Falcon Road is depicted in the early 1960s and is a natural successor to Ian's last award winning layout - Haymarket Cross.

The scenery reflects the approach to some of our major cities, where the railway uses tunnels to get into the city centre stations and goods yards. 

Falco Road is a typical inner city terraced road, with a mixture of houses, the local pub, fish and chip shop, small factory, corner shops and a local garage, all overlook the railway cutting. 


Falcon Inn


Sound equipped locos are both 'ready-to-run' and 'kit-built' passenger and freight trains, including Pacifics and Diesels of the era.  The layout has working semaphore and ground signals, all operated by the Digitrax DCC system's handsets.

The 16ft x 2ft scenic section is complimented by 2 x 4ft traverser boards and a hidden return section, enabling realistic operation of 0 gauge trains on a very small footprint - ideal for exhibitions.  The operating footprint is 26ft x 6ft allowing 4 operators to work the layout.  With remote handsets, we can operate from the front, interacting with visitors, as well as from the back.

The layout has its own lights, so we need 8ft overhead clearance.  We also require a 230v 10amp socket within 6ft of the layout.

As members of a model railway club, we realise the importance of keeping exhibition costs to a minimum.  We have found that we can transport two (or even three) layouts to a show in the one van.  Please contact the Club Secretary for more details via the 'contact us' page.

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Britton's joinery


Harper's garage


Yes, there are trains as well

 

Ian can be contacted here: 

ian@sdrmweb.co.uk 

mob: 07966 230271