5'00" x 1'6"
is the nearest Google Translate gets to 'Tiny Industrial Area'.
The layout is based on Alex Lösch's
Street Gang' and follows on from other Inglenook type shunting planks
built in the past. The trackplan which is a mirror image of Alex's original
hopefully offers more realistic operation than Inglenook but with the same
level of complication - time will tell.
Construction is tried and tested with a
9mm and 6mm plywood baseboard supported by trestles and L girder beams and
framed by a photographic backscene and integral lighting fascia.
Trackwork is Peco code 75 with live frog
points powered by servos. The buildings are mainly Kibri kits suitably
altered to fit the space and groundcover is done using a static grass
The rolling stock is mainly Roco all
fitted with DG couplings.
Lenz/ Roco DCC control is used throughout
and operation while using cards for each wagon as with Inglenook is defined
by dealing the cards into specific locations on the layout. The stock then
has to be shunted into those locations
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The layout is still under construction.