This is based on my Hornby Dublo 3 rail running layout.
Latest news: January 2018
Welcome to the New Year and we start it with a big update to Brian’s layout, Northern Heights. Much has been added to the periphery of the layout with the result showing a bustling and busy London with lots of people and transport. See it here – Northern Heights
As Brian explained in his original write up “As part of the ambitious New Works programme of the ’30s, there were extensive plans to expand the northern most extremities of the Northern line, known as the Northern Heights. One of these extensions was to be the electrification of the existing Great Northern Railway line which ran from Finsbury Park via Highgate to Alexandra Palace stopping at several intermediary stations along the way” This is all explained on this website
There was also plans for the electrification from Mill Hill East to Edgware and also the expansion of the Northern Line north of Edgware to Bushey Heath. Which is shown in this video taken from You Tube.
Not sure how all this fits in with Hornby Dublo but the Northern Heights layout does include HD so that is the link
A Trix Warship has been added to the loco fleet.
I have a reasonable collection of the common HD locos but as I baulk at spending a great deal of money on the rare ones I have augmented the collection with Wrenn, Trix, Triang and other 3 rail conversions. They might not be original but they add interest to the running which to me is the prime objective of the layout.
Click on the News button to find out what is happening on the layout with new acquisitions and other changes.
The Layout button links to a history of the layout and the build of the extension with relevant pictures. Information and help for building your own layout. This is now a very large page with jump buttons enabling quicker navigation. It also has many many helpful comments at the bottom of the page. In addition there is now a tab for Other Layouts which currently has information on 5 three rail layouts. Everything you could ever want to know if you are thinking of building a 3 rail layout.
The Links button connects you to other layouts, restorations, repairs and sales plus prototype railway sites. There are over 70 links on my Links Page and it is the most popular page on the website. These links cover Dublo, Trix, Triang Wrenn and other old railway systems, information, items for sale and also some websites on prototype railways in the UK. They are checked at least once a month and there should be no broken links. Well worth a browse.
The Photos link is currently a work in progress at the moment. I have removed the link to a Picasa site and replaced it with some pictures of my engines. Not sure that this works very well but I will reflect and perhaps change it again in the future. The new software enables me to easily add a picture to a post so I will make sure that all new posts have relevant pictures. Click on the picture to enlarge.
The following links have comprehensive pictures so you can click on the thumbnail to enlarge and then watch the pictures as a slide show. This capability might well remove the need for a photo album.
The HD Locos link gives pictures and the background to my collection of HD 3 rail locos
The Modified HD Locos Link gives pictures and background to HD based locos which have been repainted, re-bodied or converted from 2 rail to 3 rail.
Click on the Wrenn locos and see which ones I have that have been converted to 3 rail operation.
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Many thanks for looking and enjoy your own 3 rail running.
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