I have decided to take the layout off the exhibition circuit as it has now become an onerous task to take to shows both in teems of size and effort and van hire costs. Our last show at the LT Museum was fraught with problems due to issues with the extension and a faulty DCC Power Supply. I plan to finish the extension to the layout off and run it at home. I am considering about building something much smaller to exhibit and had a couple of ideas and have decided to model a layout based on Watford High Street Station
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A 4mm model railway layout based on elements of the LNWR/ LMS/ British Railways/ Underground/ Overground’s Watford High Street Station. The layout covers the era from the early 1920’s to the present day and beyond! The trains on the layout range from LNWR Oerlikon EMU’s, Tube Trains to those of the future, Metropolitan Line S Stock that will appear at the real station once when the Croxley Link is completed later this decade.
Third and forth rail Conductor rails have been installed with the majority of the trains being EMU’s or Underground stock.
The station roof as per the prototype is supported from the station sidewalls and not the platform.
The stock on the layout will be mostly from my Coxkey Wiggenhall Road layout with some new additions with trains running to Elephant & Castle, Eustom, Broad Street, Croxley Green. Aldgate, Baker Street Ricmansworth Church Street. There will be some ECS trains to and from Croxley Green Depot and the occasional freight train.
The main point if this layout is to be smaller and easier to transport, quick to assemble with a reduction in the stock we take to Shows ; so you may well see totally different stock at each exhibitions
The S Stock and 1959 Stock are the latest additions to my fleet.
I realised that my planned Watford High Street Station model was nearly 3ft of layout and 8ft of fiddle yard and not viable and decided not to proceed with the new layout inn this form
I have now come up with a cunning plan to change the model to a cross between Watford High Street Station and Watford Met which will give far more opportunities for better operation. The track layout is very similar to Watford Met. The station is a mixture of Watford Met and Watford High Street and is a terminus.
Here is how the station is connected to the rest of Watford"s Railways
Watford Clarendon Road will be attending the Epping Railway Circle Show on November 7th 2015. This more of a demo of the layout which is still under construction with hopefully with limited service due to the engineering works! www.eppingrailwaycircle.com/contact-…/exhibition-2010 Please ignore the error on this page all the info about the exhibition is on this page
Thanks to the Watford Museum which is in a building that was part of Benskins Brewery for providing me with a photo of the Brewery which I edited out the cars, reapaired a couple of damaged areas and then enlarged it and mounted the photo on some light backing board. This backscene was going to feature on my Croxley WiggenHall Road Depot Layout amd might still do so if I decided to exhibit it again ever