The next exhibition SDEG are attending will be:-
Perth & District MRC presents
A Celebration of Model Railways 2018
The Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth PH2 0TH
Saturday June 23rd 10.00 - 17.30
Sunday June 24th 10.00 - 17.00
Admission: Adult £7.00, Children £3.50, Family (2+2) £16.00
The layout we are taking is Simon Barratt's Waddon Marsh
Waddon Marsh is a real place on a loop line near Croydon in South London. The line was a freight line serving Croydon Power Station and the passenger service was limited to 2 car EMUs. Some stock passed the site on ECS and reversing moves but essentially Waddon Marsh was a bit of a back water by 3rd rail South London standards.
The layout was conceived by Pete 75C and he built the main baseboard. I took the project on, completed the wiring for DCC and built fiddles and cassettes. I also built the limited housing depicted and modified a fabulous American gasometer kit to fit the scene.
We run all sound fitted Southern Region stock and can depict a period from the early 70s until just prior to Network South East. Stock is modified RTR by Heljan, Bachmann, Dapol and Hornby and sound files are supplied by LegoMan Biffo and Bryan Robertson from Howes
We will play a little fast and loose with history but run a realistic operational railway. Semaphores and coal traffic went a little earlier than the era that we can run into but in general you are seeing a little slice of south London slam door 750v 3rd rail life.