Gallowmere has now been sold and is not available for exhibitions
This 4mm/OO gauge layout set in 1970s' North West England. The layout represents a stub of a truncacted urban branch and features a run round loop and exchange to a currently off-scene parcels depot.
The layout features a single line, a run round loop and a line to the industrial park, all set on a raised track bed carried on embankments and an arched viaduct. A goods line stub ends next to the headshunt, at a slightly lower level.
Emerging from under high level disused railway carried on brick retaining walls and girder bridges, the running line and run round loop converge just before the rails cross an abandoned stretch of a canal. The line to the industrial park drops away from the main line and disappears under the disused railway bridge.
The trackwork and 3rd rail equipment is Peco code 75, laid straight onto the ply trackbed. Train control is by NCE PowerCab DCC control providing track power. Points are controlled in the time honoured analogue way, but motorisation is by servos via a Megapoints board.
The majority of structures will be scratchbuilt using plywood or foamboard formers, covered in embossed plasticard, with some off the shelf detailing parts. Total size is just over 9ft by 15 inches, over 3 boards and the layout has been designed to be extended at both ends should the urge arise.
As with my previous layout, Rockvilla Goods, shunting is the driving force behind this new project.