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A 3mm finescale Lincolnshire branch line layout by Colin Wilson.


Owner: Colin Wilson

Scale/gauge: 3mm/1ft scale 14.2mm gauge


DescriptionDaconby Town gets its name from a village TBA, but that's where the relationship ends. The rationale for the layout is a town in the Lincoln area. There is a main station, but the Great Northern decided to build a single track branch to the town so it at least had a presence. This has now become a run-down part of the town. There is a certain amount of industry, including a maltings which may well have been converted to small industrial units. Occasional excursion trains run in addition to the local services.

The date is the early sixties. Diesels have taken over, but there may be the occasional steam engine on its last duties. Even so, the railway's operation has hardly changed since steam days, and the freight trains are still shunted.

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

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

Power requirements : 1 x 13amp socket. The layout has its own lighting.

Furniture requirements: The layout has its own trestles.

Number of operators: 2

Transport requirements: 1 car