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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

Reg Owens HO gauge 3.5mm scale

Gunpoint is an imaginary freight yard servicing a mixture of industries, the location of which could be anywhere in the United States of America. This is deliberate as it allows a variety of locomotives from different Railroad Companies in the yard, motive power and rolling stock from the East or West Coast can be seen at Gunpoint. The time period is also flexible, allowing a greater variety of stock to be run on the layout.

Construction of the model railway is conventional, utilising a timber framing with a plywood top and folding integral legs.

The track is Peco code 100 laid on a cork base and then ballasted. The switches (points) are controlled by Seep motors which are conventionally wired and situated under the baseboard. The trackwork itself is wired for DCC operation and we use Digitrax controllers, which allows the use of sound locomotives if we so wish.

Most of the buildings are kits from a variety of manufacturers, but a number have been altered or kit bashed. Ground cover and ballast is mainly from the Woodland Scenics range.


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