‘00’ Fine scale - GUEST
‘Thornbury Hill’ represents a section of the London Victoria – Brighton mainline in south London, and shows Thornbury Hill station with the four track main line converging into two, a goods yard and a non-electrified branch line. Steam, diesel and electric traction all feature.
The track is hand built, all signals are operational and most railway buildings are based on London, Brighton & South Coast Railway designs. The station canopies are copied from East Croydon, the signal boxes are based on Eastbourne and Seaford, and the goods shed comes from Burgess Hill.
An intensive service of main line and suburban electric trains supplemented by steam or diesel hauled goods, parcels and special trains is operated; the branch allows us to run local passenger and push-pull trains with a modicum of freight, running onto the main line as takes our fancy.
Stock is a mixture of kit-built and RTR items with some unusual electric units in operation. Turntables at each end of the layout hold stock for the mainline trains whilst the branch line is served by a conventional fiddle yard. Main line operations and movements onto the branch are controlled by the signalman in conjunction with the turntable operators.