Change for Rogersfield
Dimensions 43ft x 3ft
The Fictitious Town
Welcome to Kingsbury, a layout based on a fictitious location in the West Country on the Southern edge of Bristol.
The line is singe primarily coming away from Bristol with a small branch platform for trains to Rogerfield, another fictitious layout yet to be constructed on the Bristol Channel. The period we our modelling is 1948/49 in the change over period when most stock was still running around with pre-nationalisation company logo, s. Obviously being in the Western region most of the loco’s and stock are Great Western, however with the Midland & Somerset & Dorset, having a big influence on the area, Midland loco, s and stock will also be seen.
As before it is fictitious so there is a lot of modellers licence, but we hope we have captured the period.
The layout its self is constructed on eight 1.5 x 1 meter boards & two 0.3 x 0.5 meter boards giving a total length of 13.1 meters (43ft). The track is all Peco with Tortoise point motors fitted and the power to the track is supplied from a double Morley controller that also has the benefit of hand held operation. There are two fiddle yards one at each end out of view of the public and the stock is held in movable cartridges to save on overall length. The buildings on the layout are a mixture of scratch built, proprietary and kit bashed, with parts coming from many different suppliers. Scenery on the layout is a mix of flocks and static grass, there some tree’s still to be built & there are odd bits and pieces that can still be added for extra detail but these will be produced as time goes by (I think Rome springs to mind). The landscape is constructed of polystyrene blocks cut to shape with cloth and coloured plaster added on top for the flock base.
Signalling is mostly completed and is fully operational to add that extra realism.
We do not operate to a timetable but instead try to ensure that there is something moving on the railway at all times, whether it is a train stopping at the station, an engine move or shunting in the yard.
The stock on the layout is mostly hand built by members but there are a few proprietary items, and some hand built items bought from other sources. Much more stock is in the pipe line so we hope to have quite a variance as time goes by.
Below are some of the pictures recently published in the December 2016 issue of Hornby Magazine.
Also don't forget to see our video below produced by Zack, are youngest member, hope you enjoy it and make sure you have the sound on....
Above Images courtesy of Hornby Magazine
Below photos's show Kingsbury under Construction