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Cromer  
Mike Kelly OO gauge 4mm scale

The layout was inspired by a visit to Cromer in 2005 when I spent a few days travelling on the railways in that area. I based it on photos and measurements taken during a further visit in August 2008. All of the main features have been included with a Morrisons supermarket, part of the original station building which is now a pub and a very stylistic house opposite the signal box; the restored signal box is also modelled.

The platform length and width have been reduced a little and whilst the cutting length is about accurate as far as the crossovers, it is very much foreshortened to the bridge in order to keep the layout to a reasonable length. The track is Peco 100 with medium radius points (space constraints did not permit large radius) and the plain track has the sleeper spacing increased to improve appearance.

There are working colour light signals with theatre indicators and the SPAD lights further up the line also operate but not yet automatically. DCC control is used and the rolling stock which is mainly DMUs have lights and sound from Bachmann and Hornby. There may be the odd steam special from Sheringham now that its level crossing has been reinstated.

 








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