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An EM Gauge East Anglian branch line built by Colin Wilson


Owner: Colin Wilson

Scale/gauge: 4mm/1ft EM gauge

Description: Arlingham is a fictional town in East Anglia, at the end of a secondary branch of the old Great Eastern Railway. The layout is set in BR times, in the 1950s and early 1960s, towards the end of steam and the onset of the deisel period. Locos and rolling stock are a mixture of modified ready-to-run, kit-built and scratchbuilt models. Track is a mixture of plastic chaired track and copperclad pointwork. The background is meant to show the rear of many of the structures - the side so often seen from the railway line, but which is not as pretty as the public frontages. The station building is based on Ongar, using the road side as the platform side. The goods shed is also inspired by the the one at Ongar, but has been modified rather more than the station building. Most of the buildings are constructed from mountboard.

Size of layout: 10ft 6ins long x 1ft 4ins deep.

Floor area required: 12ft x 5ft(operated from the back).

Power requirements: 1 x 13amp socket (to feed 4 way extension lead).

Furniture requirements: Layout has its own trestles.

Number of operators: 2 minimum or 3 preferrable.

Transport requirements: 1 or 2 cars depending on number of operators.