The coast with the most

David Boon

Model Rail (UK) - - The Club Room -

This is ‘Luci­ton St James’, which be­gan life in 2014 as a 8ft by 4ft board on which my chil­dren could run their Thomas trains, and I could run mod­els from old lay­outs. I haven’t done any mod­el­ling since 2007, but I was spurred on by my son’s in­ter­est, so I came out of re­tire­ment and started to build this lay­out. Then my daugh­ter sug­gested we should have a sea­side branch line. The lay­out be­came ‘Sandy Cove’, then, in 2017, we de­cided to make a big­ger con­tin­u­ous run. Over the past year we have sup­planted a LRT route onto the lay­out be­cause my son likes trams. The lay­out is now geared up for 25kv AC trac­tion and uses masts by Elec­trotren, black cot­ton thread for the wires and a few gantries and masts of the new Net­work Rail types. The lay­out is fun, bright and sim­ple to use.

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