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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
Alkerton Road is a fictitious location somewhere between Birmingham and Bristol on the Midland and Western region main line. The layout is designed with a rural station to provide through running. The scenic boards are 12 inches wide. The intention of the layout is to show minimal uncluttered track as one would observe in the countryside.
The station at Alkerton Road has a passenger/parcels bay platform with small engine maintenance shed left over from bye gone days. The structure comprises of kit bashed and scratch built buildings. A small 9 road fiddle yard with automated points supplies the trains to the up and down lines.
Signals are automatically operated by approaching trains.
Rolling stock is a mix of steam and diesel depending on the era being run. Steam locomotives are a mix of Western Region, Mogul, Halls and Castles. Plus Midland Region steamers are Black 5, Jubilees, Patriots and Royal Scots. Diesel classes range from class 24's to 66's. Green and Corporate blue diesels run in the 1960's to 1980's eras. Local services are provided by diesel multiple units with the occasional High Speed Trains or Voyager passing through. All locomotives are fitted with sound mostly from our sound library.
OO gauge code 75 track work is used with a DCC operating system controlling trains and points via a mimic panel.
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