This 4mm/OO gauge layout is set around 1989-1991 in the Greater Manchester area. The layout represents a Speedlink Distribution Depot on an urban branch with a single platform station at a lower level. The name comes from the Old English word for Chaff, indeed there is a Seething Lane in London, which in days gone by, was where grain was threshed.
The layout will feature 3 sidings, linked by a run run loop at a junction with a single track to the lower level station.The running lines and distribution yard will be at differing heights.
The trackwork will be Peco code 75, laid straight onto a ply 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 control board. Stock will be a mixture of ready to run and kit built items, fitted with Spratt & Winkle couplings, uncoupling undertaken by neodymium permanent magnets.
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 10ft by 21in, over 3 boards with. The layout has been designed to be extended at both ends should the urge arise.