Scarborough & District Railway Modellers

Lomond Street

Another award winning OO gauge
layout created by Nick Skelton

 



Lomond Street portrays a fictional Glasgow diesel depot in the mid-1980s.

The depot, a former North British Railway steam shed, has re-opened on a temporary basis with an allocated shed code LS.  This follows the partial closure of Eastfield depot, Glasgow (ED) after a fire.  It has taken responsibility for the ED West Highland locomotive allocation including the ETHEL train heating units, the divisional manager's saloon and a 45 ton breakdown crane. Locomotives from other depots visit LS from time to time for servicing and re-fuelling.

When re-opening the premises it was discovered that the front wall of the shed had subsided, hence the supporting buttress.  Like most temporary accommodation, space is at a premium and the Shed Foreman struggles to dispatch locomotives on schedule to work light engines to Glasgow Queen Street or Mossend for their allocated passenger and freight trains.

The layout is normally operated by 2 members and fits in the back of the car.

Layout footprint is 8' x 2' with an operating space of 10' x 5'

The layout has its own lighting and requires a 13amp power point within 2 metres of the layout

Insurance value is £4000 (with no one item valued over £1000).