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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

David Westwood N gauge 2mm scale

Claydon depicts a fictional Cotswold village served by a branch from the Oxford to Worcester main line.

The layout started life as an oval test track, but developed into an exercise in minimum space modelling by accident following a chance remark by my partner about it fitting on her desk. It is set in winter because the original idea was for a Christmas scene complete with snow. After Christmas the "snow" was removed in order to operate the layout for my own enjoyment. It was never built with exhibiting in mind (it would weigh a lot less if it had), but some of my colleagues at Syston M R S saw it and asked if I would bring it to our next show, and I was bitten by the bug.

Track is Peco fine scale, code 55. Buildings are mainly S D Mouldings with some Ratio and Kestrel kits. Loco's and rolling stock are the usual mixture of Farish, Dapol, Peco and N Gauge Society kits. In most cases RTR stock has been repainted and/or weathered.


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