Castle Broad – OO9
This is a Club Layout being built by a team of Club members
This layout was originally constructed as part of a quarry/mining environment but was abandoned before completion. Broadland Model Railway Club acquired it as just the two left hand baseboards with almost no scenery and all the electrical wiring removed.
Since July 2017 it has been extended by one more baseboard incorporating the disused quarry and lake and the fiddle yard. The layout is now presented as a current day preserved railway under the name “Castle Broad Railway Preservation Society” and this provides much scope for a variety of stock.
The layout has been wired using the DC system, separated into 4 ‘cabs’ which equate to the four main sections: Main Station and Carriage sidings; Engineering Works & Engine Shed; Lake End Loop & Fiddle Yard and the branch line to the Mountain. All points are operated by Peco PL-10 motors and we have incorporated working semaphore signals using small servos and programmable circuit boards.
For the past few months we have been building the scenery and constructing the various buildings and work is now almost complete on the houses, station, Engine Shed/Works and the related scenery; we have added lighting to the buildings. We are now working on the lake area, adding scenic items and painting and “filling ” the lake itself. We have also been working on rolling stock and now have a few locos and carriages to operate the layout.
The rough paper back scenes have been removed and replaced with the final photographic ones. More detail work has been done and in preparation for the Open Day, a skirt has been added.
We will be presenting the layout at the Club Open Day May 26th 2019 in Hoveton.
15/03/2019 – Buildings are now complete and lighting installed and working.
12/05/2019 – backscenes and skirt added, more detailing work done.
Watch this space for further developments!