South Repps

This is a Club Layout Being built by a team of Club members

South Repps is a station on the fictional East Norfolk Light Railway, a narrow gauge line opened in 1872, running between Overstrand and Felbrigg. When the Great Eastern Railway opened its Norwich to Cromer line in 1888 a goods interchange was created between the standard and narrow gauges at South Repps and at the same time the Mundesley and District Tramway extended its narrow gauge line to South Repps station.

Built to 7mm scale, South Repps is an attempt to move away from proprietary modelling. The narrow gauge track will be hand built, all the buildings scratch built and rolling stock scratch built or from kits. Measuring 16′ x 2′, the layout will feature a through station with a bay platform for the tramway, sidings, a standard to narrow gauge transhipment facility, and loading of standard gauge wagons onto narrow gauge transporter wagons. It will be set in the very early years of the twentieth century.

The hand built narrow gauge track has been completed and wired up for test running. Work is in hand on the standard gauge sidings and fiddle yard and support stands for the layout are being built. A kit built loco and some rolling stock are ready and South Repps station, in the style of an Arthur Pain building, is under construction.

Slow, steady and sometimes sideways.

Trackwork has been repaired/improved on two boards including O gauge and 16.5 track. Wiring will be installed and point tiebar design will be finalised for the narrow gauge.

Signals planned and being worked upon.

Needs point actuators fitting and control system for them. Unfortunately, the planned method has fallen through, so one/some of us have to acquire expertise, or we spend money.  The scenery is not working out as planned. I take full blame for not leaving enough space for rolling hills. Instead, we will have nice brick walls. The line must have been more profitable than though in the 1880/90s to afford them.

Spending on the layout is up to date.