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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
My main modelling interest is US rail roads but this project was conceived when Hattons announced their special run Class 14 diesel to be made for them by Heljan just after we had had an excellent day on the West Somerset Railway being pulled about by two of the same class of locomotive.
"Pixash Lane" is based near Bristol and the industries modelled are loosely based on those served by local trip workings on the main Bristol to Bath ex-GWR mainline near Keynsham. Most of the buildings are scratch-built and are assumed to be on a short branch line with a halt and occasional passenger services.
Most of the rolling stock is typical of the area and era - including the adjacent
ex-SDJR line to Bath Green Park but we do allow ourselves plenty of licence. We normally operate using DCC - between us we can provide NCE, Lenz and Digitrax systems - and the stock is a mixture of ready to run and kits and is equipped with the US Kadee couplers which allows some hands off operation. Track is a mixture of Marcway and SMP with some Peco "off-stage".
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