By Martin Smith
Marske 7mm Scale By Martin Smith
Research commenced on the layout around 2001 and construction was started in 2005. The station which is on the North East coast of England and the penultimate stop to Saltburn on the Darlington/Saltburn line was opened by Edward Pease in 1862. Although still in use today most of the buildings and infrastructure were removed in the early 1970s.
I initially modelled the layout to depict the LNER 1920 to 1930s era but I am slowly moving back in time to the North Eastern era of 1910-1920.
The overturned wagon and breakdown crane allow for greater operational interest because the up line is closed and visiting locomotives must run round in the station.
All the buildings are scratch built mainly in styrene. The track work is Peco, some turnouts being constructed from Markway kits and operated by H&M point motors. The layout is analogue and operated by MODELEX hand held controllers.
The signals were built by Peter Simmerson who assists me in operating the layout.
The majority of the locomotives have been built by me from kits together with some scratch building. Many of the North Eastern wagons have been scratch built from Styrene by Peter.
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