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Pallet Lane

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Pallet Lane  
Rob Owst OO gauge 4mm scale

The layout is so named as the baseboards started life as 2 forklift pallets and is an imaginary urban branch line Station set around 1977. The layout is not set in any particular city and changes based around the stock and vehicles on display but the inspiration from the layout came from childhood memories of travelling on the Severn Beach line in Bristol. The station area is loosely based around Clifton Down; cement terminal is similar to that at Lawrence Hill, and the fuel oil siding around Shirehampton.

The small station still sees a regular passenger service usually a 1 or 2-car suburban DMU, as there are a number of large factories in the Pallet Lane area. The passenger facilities are rudimentary, just a small wooden shelter on the platform.

The layout in the format exhibited today is 12'2" long by 17" and is DC controlled, trackwork being Peco Sreamline code 100. All stock is modified Ready To Run and kit-built weathered and detailed.


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