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As well as modelling 1/200 scale warships, I'm part of a group who have build an EM Gauge layout of a real location, South Pelaw Junction on the Tyne Dock to Consett railway in County Durham.  The layout is an exhibition layout and measures 38' * 16'.  The model is set in the late 1950s, early 1960s.

 

For anyone interested in such things, here are a couple of videos of the layout:

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic work. I'm a real sucker for grubby 9Fs! If I was ever to get back into railway modelling, EM gauge might be the way to go; it's so much more convincing than OO. Is the track hand-built or can you actually buy it these days? (I've been out of the game for very long time) 

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The plain track is all flexi track but the turnouts are all hand built although you can buy a couple of turnouts ready to go these days and there is also a new range of kits just come to the market. 

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1 hour ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

Trains aren't my thing but I like the diorama aspects of this. (I wanted to see what else you did for relaxation from micro-PE)


Cheers. I’m also building a separate layout to the one in the videos which will the same size, about 40’ * 16’ - perhaps it’s part of the reason I don’t get stuff done quickly 😁 

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Love this! Partial to grubby 9Fs and 8Fs myself. Fantastic layout with great attention to detail.

 

I'm also very much into the infrastructure, so would love to have a closer look at some of the building along the layout. The signal boxes look fantastic, and I like the little row of deco-ish looking houses. Are they scratch built of kits?

 

Steve

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3 hours ago, fightersweep said:

Love this! Partial to grubby 9Fs and 8Fs myself. Fantastic layout with great attention to detail.

 

I'm also very much into the infrastructure, so would love to have a closer look at some of the building along the layout. The signal boxes look fantastic, and I like the little row of deco-ish looking houses. Are they scratch built of kits?

 

Steve

 

All of the buildings, bridges etc. are completely scratch built based on drawings that we made from photos of the real location.  I'll dig some photos out and post them.

 

John

 

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3 hours ago, fightersweep said:

would love to have a closer look at some of the building along the layout.

 

Here are a few closer looks at some of the buildings on the layout.  If you're in the north east, I'd be happy to invite you along to see the layout, it is permanently set up in South Shields...

 

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John

 

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