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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner
Oakley Green is an oil storage depot, the layout also includes a diesel locomotive servicing area and refuelling point, plus a small parcels loading area in the vicinity to add extra interest and shunting possibilities.
The scene is based in the mid 1970ís and located in the rural home counties to the west of London. Ideas were taken from Mickeldever Station, Eastleigh Depot and other selected parts of the Southern Region.
The oil depot comprise of six large storage tanks, with piping on gantry work connecting to the rail tanker loading areas and fed underground for the road loading complex. The facility modelled is also complete with a plant room and general service areas.
Next door to the oil depot is the parcel handling area which is used to feed the local road network. To the far left of the layout is the diesel service depot comprising a large workshop, refuelling point and diesel loading shunt.
The majority of the buildings are scratch built, with some kits used for the many detailed items.
The track is Peco code 75 and is fully DCC controlled using a NCE PowerCab, complete with fully powered points and working signals.
The rolling stock comprises a good selection of period BR blue locomotives all with DCC sound and lights, with the odd surprise. Completing the display is a nice selection of oil and parcels wagons.
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