I received an email from David M about his layout and I asked him to send some pictures.
So here are his pictures and the letter he sent to accompany them
“I have enclosed a few shots of my model railway that is still not completed after 27 years. We are Hornby Dublo 3 rail as I have always been impressed with the sheer heft of the locos and diecast rolling stock. A chap at a car boot sale in 1988 advised me to go to Maroway at Sheffield after I looked at some Dublo he was selling. There I found a few Wrenn 3 rail points and the owner, Mark Weaver, found a box of 12 yards of track labelled with a Sheffield address and postmarked 1956. I bought the lot.
I decided on a single track branch line that would enable me to use my limited stock of track to layout long sidings. This we aare fiddle yard to fiddle yard with a station area along one side for shunting etc.
Elmton is a very small village over Bolsover way. I chose the name as I liked the sound of it. My partner and I visited a few years ago and had a meal in the pub. The Landlord was tickled pink that it was also the name of my little railway”.
The pictures follow – click on a picture to get the full sized version
2 thoughts on “David M’s Layout”
Very nice actually seeing some 3-rail Wrenn track used, well done.
Thank you Garry. Since these pix were posted, I’ve made some curves for the North end (we are a U) from Wrenn by removing the rails from the sleepers, bending the individual rails using Dublo curves as template and re-attaching to sleepers. Seems to work OK for steamers but the Bo-Bo is still unusable and the Co-Bo travels OK south but comes off the track going north. Oh well, gives me something to do on the long winter nights, good job I don’t have a telly to watch!