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East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition 2018 #2

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Some layouts capture their location perfectly.  I’ve just taken the single shot of ‘Sidmouth’ in P4, as I’ve captured it in detail elsewhere, but this is one of the best layouts around, modelling the Southern West Country station to scale.

You can also capture location with an ‘imaginary’ layout.  Fenchurch St Peter in ‘OO’ couldn’t be anywhere but the East Anglian wilds, on the edge of the Fens.  Big skies, ploughed fields, agricultural goods and a burnt out brake van.  Where else?  It’s ‘Normal for Norfolk’!  (For those with a literary bent, Fenchurch St Peter appeared in Dorothy Sayer’s Lord Peter Wimsey detective novel, ‘The Nine Tailors’.)

Spirit of Swindon models Swindon Junction Station on 23 June 1959.  An extensive ‘N’ gauge layout is a close, but slightly compressed, model of the real track plan, and includes automatic operation of the trains and fiddle yard.

Two diesel depot layouts are…

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