Castlefin - OOn3
Castlefin, or Castlefinn, depending on which side of the
platform you stood, was a station on the County Donegal system. The model is a
loop with fiddle yard at the rear and the stations itself as the main
scenic board. It is run as DCC throughout, using the Lenz system,
and route setting is done electronically enabling the operator to
concentrate on driving the train! All buildings are scratchbuilt
and are based on a visit the section members made to measure up the
prototype back in 2009.
split level, continuous loop, four track layout on which any track can
be DC or DCC controlled. The two upper level tracks are code 100 and the
two lower level tracks are code 75 so all members locos and stock can be
catered for. There is also a small set of sidings which connect through
to the Pottery extension when connected.
Faugham Hill Pottery
The Pottery is set in the Stoke-On-Trent area in the 1960s. Originally
canal served it had later developed a rail connection with the
Stoke-Crewe line. It is the latter days of narrow boat usage.
China clay being brought from Weston Point docks. Coal and bone is
brought in by rail and canal and the finished pots carried out by both
means of transport. A worker's passenger service operates a shift
Additionally there is a small amount of traffic to a domestic coal and
general goods depot.
It is DCC operation only and on code 75 track. The points on the two
main boards are operated using Cobalt slow motion point motors from a
manually switched panel.
When complete this will be another exhibition standard layout consisting
of three boards in an L formation, the short leg of the L being the
Set in the Derbyshire area in the 1960s its central feature will be a
sawmill with a turntable for loco management. It is DCC controlled with
an analogue switch panel which also includes the turntable controls.
There are no scenic pictures available at this moment so to give an idea
of the operation here is the control panel logical track layout.
This small layout consists of a single, 6ft x 2ft, board and at the
moment is for DC running only. It is in the process of being renovated
having been acquired by the club from its previous owner in a state of
disrepair. It is set somewhere in Cheshire and has a turntable and loco
sheds. Despite being small it has plenty of operating potential.
This is a terminus layout made up of four boards and including working
signals with realistic operation, ie. signal bounce provided by using
Megapoints Servo Controller boards. The points and signals are analogue
controlled via a bespoke control panel including Cobalt signal levers.
The locos are all DCC controlled using a Lenz system. It is quite early
days scenically as the pictures show it is still under construction. The
terminus end has a station building and cattle dock with a signal box
and goods shed at the fiddle yard end.
This is an end to end layout with double track and two crossover
section. It was originally intended to run live steam as well as diesel
but due to the operational safety issues with running live steam indoors
it was decided to just run electrically operated remote control diesel
locos instead. Scenic work is in progress by our resident artist and is
quite advanced now but not finished yet.