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Eggesford, the re-birth of an old layout

Glad it went to a good home.

Nicks workshop mutterings

Some months ago I acquired the layout of the late Jeremy Dickson who was a member of the SW group of the 3mm Society. This is a model of Eggesford station on the North Devon Railway from Exeter to Barnstaple. It was built in the early 90s and was exhibited locally in the West Country. It featured in the Railway Modeller in 1993.

eggesfordRM

The buildings are very well constructed and the scenery is a good solid base though not up to today’s standard. It is laid with 12mm gauge track and the standard of the electrics, the point control and the general baseboards is excellent. The size is 10′ x 8′ and I intend to have it as a permanent layout so I can watch the trains go around as well as being able to shunt in the yard.

eggesford plan

The only part of the original layout which never really worked…

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