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Update 2014

I wanted to add a camping coach to my layout but realised that I didn't have a suitable place and that I would have to make a slight alteration to the layout, so, off we go again.


First introduced in the early 1930s camping coaches were very popular but started to decline in the mid 1960s, British Railways finished offering them in 1971. A few heritage railways and private companies still offer coaches at various locations. I decided to start from scratch and make a suitable line.

This is the chosen area before: 


I had to clear the base board area before I could start, that done I put a right hand point in the track for the abandoned line. 

Plaster of Paris base with the rest of the line added.

A touch of base coat paint.

The coach arrives. it is a Hornby LNER Thompson 3rd Corridor Coach number 1010 (Cat No R745)

The remainder of the photographs show further developments and while they are similar you should notice differences.






I am not sure which way to have the steps but having said that, I am not satisfied with them anyway, but these will do for the time being.






 Published 06/03/2014

This derelict loco was a green Mainline BR Standard Class 4, 4-6-0, number 75001 (Cat No 37-053)


 Some more up to date photographs showing the slight changes that been made. 

The main layout:












It is true that when you have a layout, it is never finished.  Just when you think it's almost there you find something that you are not happy with or just want to change.

I wasn't really happy with the camping coach so as you will see I decided to change it.  This time I have used a Hornby, BR Mk1 Camping Coach - R4604.  I needed to make the space in front of the coach larger and so, it's off we go again.

30th November 2014

A few slight changes to the park.


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