by Joe Loftus
The layout represents a former junction station and freight yard in a suburban Lancashire town in the early 1990's
The layout is to an L-shape and features a 2 platform through station, a single track freight terminal, a single track parcels depot and 2 engineers sidings, all carried on brick arch viaducts and steel girder bridges.
The background to the layout is that Pendleshaw was a junction station but one of the routes has been closed and the civil engineer department has commandeered the trackbed on the disused viaduct for a couple of sidings. The original goods yards closed in the late 1960's, with the land since occupied by a parcels depot and a general freight siding. It is imagined that the line has been closed past the station for engineering works, hence the termination of trains at Pendleshaw.
Baseboards & Trackwork
The baseboards and trackwork work are currently in progress.
Electrics & Control
Stock for the layout is from the main rtr and kit manufacturers, all modified from simple renumbering to full conversions and repaints.
Structures & Scenics