This is a layout anyone can build.
The background to it is that I wanted to build a new layout, but
we were hoping to move house. Hence I did not want to
spend any money which might get wasted if we found a house with a
different sized railway room. Therefore Peco foam underlay has been used
for the ballast so I can lift all the track and reuse it; virtually all
the buildings are heavily modified inexpensive cardboard kits, while
most points are changed by piano wire (50p for the lot).
Control is by a NCE DCC system and there is quite a lot of
electronics hidden under the baseboards to make it all work, but these
can easily be removed and reused.
It portrays a small terminus served
by a main line and a suburban line, plus a small through platform for
diesel railcars. If you have lots of imagination, you
might think it is a very much scaled down Kings Cross when the York Road
platform to Moorgate was still in use.