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J Tracy & Sons - 00


This layout represents one corner of the industrial complex o J Tracy & Sons. If the name sounds familiar, that's entirely intentional. Look out for some familiar vehicles in unfamiliar guises!

It was designed from the outset as an exhibition layout that could be operated equally well at home. As such I leant heavily on Iain Rice's 'Cameo Layouts' book during the build. The operating system was also shamelessly stolen from 'Gillan & Brown', an 0 Gauge layout built by Romiley MRC.

Each load being delivered to or despatched from the factory has a corresponding card. These are shuffled and wagons chosen to match. The train is then marshalled until all the loads are dealt with. Then the whole process starts again.