KIRKHAVEN N GAUGE
This layout is 8'x4' and is in four sections for transportation.
It is a ficticious location in West Cumbria on the coast in the early 1960's
It consists of through mainline double line running and one town station, seen in below picture.
The centre of the layout consists of a winding elevated branch which passes a disused slate quarry, now used as an oil depot,and ends at the hematite mine (a type of iron ore used in the pigment process and radiation shielding) There were about a dozen of such mines in the area.
There is also a sea harbour and branch line that connects with the main line for the landing and rail distribution of fish as well as the transit of the hematite and oil drums.
These combinations should give a good variety of operations at exhibitions.
The layout will be completed in 2017.
The mine, oil storage and harbour are all owned by the Earl of Krkhaven who is the local land owner and whose estate livery colours will feature on the layout!
The track is all Peco code 55 well worth the extra money for finesse
The team leader is Nigel Chubb but the real work is actually done by: Ray Boxall,Roy Burley, Chris Boardman, John Farrer and Robin Taylor, whose individual skills of scenic hand painting, landscape design, town and industrial buildings,, track layout and wiring are making it an excellent layout!
A few photos showing progress
Progress at the end of August 2016
Discussing the layout in 2015