This 4mm/OO gauge layout is set in the first half of 1991 in inner city Manchester. The layout represents a junction on an urban branch with a single platform station, and a distribution yard complete with run round loop.
The layout will feature a single track running line, splitting at a junction. Entrance to a 3 siding distribution yard is achieved via a run round loop. The running line and distribution yard will be a differing heights.
The trackwork will be Peco code 75, laid straight onto a cork trackbed, glued to ply formers. 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. Stock will be a mixture of ready to run and kit built items, fitted with Kadee couplings, uncoupling undertaken by the same company's Electromagnets.
The majority of structures will be scratchbuilt using foamboard or ply formers, covered in embossed plasticard, with some off the shelf detailing parts. Total size will be 11ft by 24in, over 3 boards with a 3ft 6in by 15in sector plate at a right angle to the layout. The layout has been designed to be extended at both ends should the urge arise.