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Eurotrack 2010
Fleming Park Leisure Center,
Eastleigh, Hampshire (UK)
February 27th/28th, 2010
Special Report
Third Part

Click on pictures to enlarge.Text in italic is extracted from the Exhibition Guide 2010.
[0n3] - Columbia & Western Railway – Cascade Yard
By Bob Harper & Bob Deakin.
" “CASCADE YARD” is the small, portable part of my 220ft home layout depicting 3ft narrow gauge operation in the Rockies in southern British Columbia. Historically, the Columbia & Western Railway ran from the silver mining area around Rossland to the smelter at Trail on the Columbia River. My fiction is that the narrow gauge prospered as a joint CP/GN line, and the branch extended to tap the timber stands and mines in the mountains around Cascade Lake; so that timber traffic, ore from the Soggy Bottom Mining Co, general freight and passenger traffic from the growing tourist trade mean that I have an excuse to run anything I like! Built to American ¼ inch to the foot scale, i.e. 1/48th, the track is all handbuilt to ¾ inch gauge. Most of the locos are brass imports from the Far-East, whereas a fair proportion of the rolling-stock is from the excellent Bachmann ON30 range, re-gauged from 16.5mm. As time allows, this will all be super-detailed and re-painted. Scenically the layout is based on the dramatic cliff faces on the Kettle Valley route a bit further west. The major feature of the layout is the digital command control (DCC) operation, which allows full light and sound effects to be incorporated into the locos. At previous exhibitions, I have been persuaded to hand over control to eager viewers, so it is possible that you may be able to have a go at blowing the whistles yourself. "

[On30] - Glenwood Springs
By Richard Pretious, Alton.
" This a freelance layout of American Narrow Gauge Railroad. The railroads included in this layout are Colorado and Southern, Denver Rio Grande Western, etc. The layout is fully DCC operated via Digitrax control system. Buildings are constructed from wood kits, trackwork is Peco 0-16.5 using Peco point motors with auxiliary switches to ensure good reliable operation. "

[OO] - Chipplea
By Davie & Rene LearWarminster, Wiltshire.
" Chipplea is an end to end layout, constructed on four boards with fiddle yards at each end. Viewing the layout from left to right you can see railway cottages next to a goods line leading to a small factory. This is followed by a loco shed also with good sidings and then a mainline station. At the right hand end in front of the fiddle yard is another station with two platforms. The layout has working street lights and signals. "

[OO] - Chedway
By Andy Jones, Burnham & District MRC, Bridgewater, Somerset.
" Chedway is a fictitious country town station somewhere in SW England. It is on a mainline through route as well as a terminus for local branch lines from Newburn and Oddsan End. It is the local market town and the collecting point for produce and traffic to and from local rural areas. Being by the sea, there is considerable holiday passenger traffic during the summer months. The small fishing harbour and the nearby cargo-handling wharf give rise to round the year freight traffic. The line is used by GWR and some LSW passenger trains, with the occasional LMS excursion!
The line is twin track with a passing loop in the station. Local branch-line trains cross the „up? line to arrive in the terminus, making the return journey on the „up? line. Freight trains also cross the „up? line to reach the goods-yards. Re-fuelled and watered locos can pull out of the engine-shed to couple up to coaches in the terminus for the return journey, the incoming loco later passing to the engine shed for re-fuelling and water. Colour light signals indicate point setting or, controlled from control panel, stop the train if on red.
Track is Peco Code 100 Streamline and points Peco electrofrog changed by Peco motor. Low relief buildings, station, bridges and boats are scratch built, the engine shed and goods shed are from Ratio kits. Colour light signals are from Econ kits or Econ lights on Airfix gantry. The castle ruin is Hornby. "

By Patrick Grace, Colchester, Essex.
" Operation: The station is based on Hyltebruk on the former Halmstad Nässjö Railway. The layout will be using a working timetable based on prototype practice, including passenger, freight and mixed trains. Description: The small (fictional) town of Småtorp is a busy little industrial town cantered on Forrest products. It the terminus of a branch from the Halmstad Nässjö Railway main line at Oskarstrom. The line was built to serve Småtorps Bruk AB who operate a paper mill behind the station. As a subsidiary activity they also have a sawmill and a small furniture factory. There is also a light engineering company in the town that send products out by rail. The train services provided on the layout are based on 1930?s operating practice. Passenger services are manly provided by railbusses and include a daily working to and from Halmstad by the HNJ?s pride and joy one of the new NOHAB high-speed railbusses. Freight services include a mixed freight and serve the two other stations on the branch as well as Småtorp. The layout will appeared in Continental Modeller during the "

[HO] - Keine Name
By Ian Edwards, Cumbria.
" Fictionally set in the Swiss alps, Keine Name is at the end of a metre gauge branch line. Originally designed as a through station, the rest of the line was never completed so the tunnel at one end of the station is only a headshunt. The line is quite busy however with frequent passenger trains and freight trains from a number of Swiss railway companies, serving the cement silo and the loading dock. There is also an occasional "G" train (mixed passenger/ freight) hauled by an ancient Krocodile locomotive. "
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