It is an exact to scale model of Lynton station in late SR period which just fits on five 4ft boards. It was an interesting project requiring a surprising amount of research and I owe my thanks to the many experts on the Yahoo ExmoorNG and L&B Modelling groups - and not forgetting Measured and Drawn.
I battled with Templot to produce the plans but when it actually came to tracklaying I found these lacking and redrew much of the pointwork on plain sheets of paper.
Most of the track is SR style but with some of the sidings in original L&B style. Rail is Karlgarin code 82/7, SR baseplates are KBscale, SR sleepers are a specially cut section by Twigfolly, original sleepers are coffee stirrers, spikes are home made from staples, fishplates are from Zamzoodled. All track is laid on a thin foam base.
Hopefully when the whole layout is finished (he's in no hurry) I will get the chance to help the owner exhibit it.
|The bay and loop turnouts (engine shed road yet to be built)|
|The loop and engine shed turnout|
|The crossover and goods shed turnout - very tricky to get right|
|The goods yard of mostly L&B style track (buildings not made by me)|
|SR track above - L&B below|
|Closeup of crossing|
|Closeup of switches|