N Gauge Layout
The N gauge team is currently five strong and we have recently decommissioned our layout having commenced building a three level layout measuring a scaled down continuous run of 4.3 kilometres. The open frame baseboard has been built and the track bed has been fitted along with a helix at either end. Track laying and wiring is underway.
Our layout has been designed to be controlled by switch for both analogue and DCC operation. In addition the open frame baseboards have been constructed in such a way that it will negate the need for our team having to work under the boards when wiring up and/or maintaining the layout once in operation.
We are using streamline 80 code PECO track to enable both old and new locos to run as trouble free as possible. As well as main lines there will be branch lines operating as either automated shuttle or by hand. Our new layout is not going to be based upon any area in particular thus enabling the team to run a variety of stock. We are building two traversers rather than using a fiddle yard, plus there will be mainline stations, goods yards, engine sheds, electrically operated turntable, container storage, workshops, villages and a variety of scenery. Finally, our layout will be built in modules enabling us to take either the entire layout or specific sections to exhibitions and shows if desired.
The N Gauge team is a vibrant group and would warmly welcome new members to help complete and operate this exciting new layout, or anyone who just wants to come along and look.
The layout is available to members 7 days a week but the N Gauge members normally meet on Wednesdays when operating but currently almost every day to complete the layout.