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Hounslow Sidings

Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Hounslow Sidings  
Ray Norwood OO gauge 4mm scale

The town of Hounslow is in Middlesex, West London near to Heathrow Airport, it is on the British Rail Southern railway. The station is situated on the Twickenham and Brentford loop from Waterloo, my railway is British Railways based in the 1950 to 1960 period.

There is very little information, I could find, on the area or era modelled. Much of my model is produced from my memory, Hounslow is where I was brought up and also I do remember shunting there when I was a fireman at Feltham motive power depot. A Barracks at Hounslow Heath, meant the station was used as a military vehicle loading station during World War 2.

The only photographs I can find are taken from a footbridge over the railway looking towards the station buildings. The viewing side of the layout was produced from what I can remember. It is viewed from the bottom of terraced house gardens, sorry if you know more about the yard.

Operating system is by MERG DCC and the turnout is operated by MERG servo4 circuit board with a Tower Servo. Lighting is off LED stripe (soft white), all of the buildings are scratch built in the same architectural style as the Hounslow area. The footbridge I have brought forward to fit within a 4 foot length by 2 foot width. The fiddle yard is 18 inches length by 2 foot width, it has a sector plate type running on draw runners turned on their back, so overall size of the layout is 5 feet 6 inches by 2 feet.

The locomotives consist of a class 08, PDK kit Q1 and a PDK kit M7, all locomotives that would have been at Feltham Motive Power Depot.


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