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Gas Lane

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Gas Lane  
Bob Vaughan OO gauge 4mm scale

Gas Lane is a follow up to my previous layout Condicote, which featured in Hornby magazine Issue 7. it came about after my club's exhibition manager came looking for layouts and I offered a new layout for the annual show. I then puzzled as to what to build.

The result is this compact gas works setting which uses a baseboard 4ft 8 1/2ins x 1ft 4in to portray goods operation in an industrial setting. Historically resources for gas works are scarce, but a visit to Fakenham gas works in Norfolk, which is England's only complete, although non-operational gas works, provided all the information I needed to get started.

I've always enjoyed scenic modelling and much time and effort has been invested in adding details to the layout including people, scenic items and especially within the garden of the manager's house. In operation I have a wide range of rolling stock to choose from and due to its nature Gas Lane can operate in a number of periods and regions by changing the locomotives and rolling stock over.

As a minimum space layout Gas Lane is very entertaining to operate.


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