Showcase for club member's individual modelling projects, work in progress to completion.
Hedgerley Yard 09 scale layout.
A 7mm scale narrow gauge railway running on 9mm gauge track. The layout is built to be light weight and easily portable using a frame made from 25mm aluminium angle, 10mm thick twinwall polycarbonate sheet and 5.5mm plywood fascia. Everything bolted together with M4 machine screws. Main board size is 4ft x 2ft 4ins, fiddle yard board 4ft x 1ft, both boards have a covering of 10mm craft foam with added 3mm foam for track areas.
Turnout control uses a Megapoints mini panel and servos. The track is wired for dcc and glued down with Copydex.
The layout is now being test run. All the Peco turnouts have been modified, I found the springs too strong for the servos, so they were disabled. Frog polarity is changed by micro switches. Some of my very ancient turnouts are not as reliable as the latest versions so will be replaced. The advantage of using Copydex is that track can be easily lifted and altered. When all is running reliably scenic ground work can start.