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An EM gauge East Anglian branch line built by Colin Wilson and exhibited by Martin Marriott. 


Owner: Martin Marriott

Scale/gauge: 4mm/1ft EM gauge


Description:The imaginary market town of Fursenhall is to the east of Cambridge, and is served by a single track branch from the GN/GE line. The period depicted is the fifties as steam gave way to diesel.

 The station building is built in the same style as Godmanchester. Across the road you will find the'Black Swan' and then you can take a stroll and look at the shops. Near the level crossing is the local bus company's garage. The trains may be steam hauled, using ex G.N., G.E. and L.N.E.R. locos or diesel hauled depending on which stock box is available. The stock is a mixture of kit-built and converted proprietary models among the diesels.

 Trackwork is made by soldering the rail to rivets in plywood sleepers, available from the E.M. Gauge Society. Point, signal and level crossing control is mechanical. The buildings are made from card, except for the signal box, which is a Perspex box overlaid with plastic.

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.

Furniture requirements: Layout has its own trestles

Number of operators: 2

Transport requirements: 1 car