'0' FINESCALE – GUEST
The layout, which is constructed at a scale of 7mm to 1ft to finescale ‘O’ Gauge standards, depicts the terminus of an imaginary (ex LSWR) branch line on the north coast of Cornwall not far from Padstow in the BR period circa 1960.
The station is set on a quayside that connects to a ferry service from the adjacent dock, similar to the arrangement at Lymington Pier, which was the inspiration for the layout.
The trackwork is all handbuilt from TimberTracks/C&L/Exactoscale components whilst the majority of the buildings are scratch built and based on examples from the Cornwall or Devon area.
The signals and level crossing gates are all operational and interlocked with the points, which hopefully avoids wrongly signalled movements. This however is not guaranteed!
The majority of the locomotives and rolling stock have been constructed from kits by the layout operators. We try to feature stock that operated in the north Cornwall area during the period 1955 to 1965. However, it is not unknown for the occasional interloper to appear.
The layout is run to a sequence which represents a busy summer Saturday. In reality this is much busier than would have been the case but it keeps the public (and operators) entertained.
Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. All the operators are only too pleased to be interrupted and have a chat.
For more information why not visit www.harlynpier.weebly.com where you will find loads more information about the layout.