Scarborough & District Railway Modellers

Falcon Road

 

A new layout by Ian Harper in 0 gauge.


  

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 centres' stations and goods yards.  Terraced houses, with corner shops and a local garage, overlook the railway cutting. 


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 12ft 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 22ft 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 2.2m overhead clearance.  We also require a 13amp socket within 2m 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.

Still under construction, the layout will be ready for the 2018 exhibition circuit.

Ian can be contacted here: exhibition@sdrmweb.co.uk