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Eurotrack 2009
Fleming Park Leisure Center,
Eastleigh, Hampshire (UK)
February 28th/March 1st, 2009
Special Report - Part II

Click on pictures to enlarge.Text in italic is extracted from the Exhibition Guide 2009.
[N] - Wilhelmshaussen
By Brian & Ann Silby, Wellingborough
" After building Koln Westbahnhof, I immediately started work on another small German layout and with the exception of the backscene it was built with track, buildings baseboard and stock that I had at home. In actual fact it has cost me precisely £4.50. Wilhelmshaussen is loosely based on the Hunsruckbahn in The Nordrhein-westfalen in Germany which runs from Boppard to Emmelshaussen. It is a small terminus with a roughly hourly passenger train service made up of a class 218 locomotive with two silver linge coaches in traffic red Livery. This is augmented by local freight trains that are hauled by the ubiquitous class 212 locomotives. These trains feed the brewery at the rear and the small sawmill. Peco Code 55 trackwork is used and points are operated by the wire in tube method. Uncoupling is achieved using MBM magnetic couplings courtesy of the N Gauge Society and permanent magnets mounted on the underside of the baseboard. "

[HOe] - Pfaffenbrucke
By H.G. & E Lawrence, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
" Pfaffenbrucke is a fictitious narrow gauge line sited somewhere in the eastern part of Austria in an indeterminate fairly modern period. As well as service and freight workings a substantial number of steam trains operate. The layout was inspired by a visit to the Ybbstalbahn; in particular the preserved section between Keinberg Gaming and Lunz am See The two girder bridges at Hühnernest and Wetterbach inspired the virtual scratch building of the viaduct and all of the buildings are also scratchbuilt based on structures in the area. The station was modelled using Pfaffenschlag as inspiration, hence the name of the layout. Tillig track and points are on the public side with Peco in the fiddle yard all are powered by Seep point motors. Stock is a mixture of Lilliput, Bachmann and Roco with a smattering of scratchbuilt items. "

[N] - Woodlea
By Davie & Rene Lear, Warminster, Wiltshire.
" An Imaginary modem image layout in N Gauge This layout is constructed on two boards and its main feature is a canal with two locks either side of the canal basin. The layout has a continuous mainline for maximum action and scale length trains can stop at the stations long platforms. Behind the station there are goods sidings and a loco shed. At the side of the station is a fire station, church, local shops and cottages can be seen, behind the canal basin. A local pub, bungalows and houses over look the canal. There are over 100 hand made trees on the layout, which gives it a country feel. "

[Z] - Silbeeke
By Brian & Ann Silby, Wellingborough.
" After acquiring several Belgian Z gauge locomotives and items of rolling stock I decided to go ahead with the building of a Belgian layout in Z. Visiting Belgium several times and taking many photographs of the terrain. The reason why my husband and I visit Belgium so many times is that we belong to Modelspoorvrienden Brugge. The layout was built on a second hand baseboard given to me by a friend. The trackwork is Marklin and most of the buildings are by Kibri with some scratchbuilt. All the motive power are mounted on Marklin chassis some with scratchbuilt bodies. The backscene was hand painted by myself and the whole thing is controlled by a Gaugemaster 4 track power unit which works the points and trains "

[HO] - Colditz
By Bill Roberts, Sutton, Surrey.
" This fictional layout represents a cross country line in the former East German province of Saxony, and takes its name from the infamous World War Two prisoner of war camp at Colditz Castle, a photograph of which appears on the backscene. The principal feature of the layout is the multi span girder bridge which crosses the River Elbe and is made from several Kato bridge kits. The layout has been extended from its original form to include the small town of Colditz, which is entirely fictional, as is the tramway linking the station to remote villages. The trains represent the former East German Deutsche Reichsbahn state railway in the mid 1980s, a few years before the unification of the two parts of Germany in 1989. At this time, although diesel and electric traction formed the main motive power for both passenger and freight trains, a few surviving steam locomotives could still be seen "

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