Forleigh

This layout is featured in Oct 2015 Railway Modeller and can be seen at our Railex 2015 Show on 3rd/4th October

This layout was taken on by us from Fawley Power Station MRC , Southampton when the Station was due for closure in January 2013.
It would have been left in the club building to be bulldozed when the site was cleared.

On arrival at our club, it was completely stripped of all scenics’ and the landscape levelled to the track.
We then remodelled and landscaped it in the way our club is known for ‘Southern countrified’ layouts, and the layout named ‘Forleigh’ which sounds like ‘Fawley’, keeping the link to its origin.

The layout is a fictitious modern image, round and round double track North-South main station with additional passing platform loops on both lines.
It also has a ‘Preserved’ branch line from the bay platform at the main station front. This turns and climbs West to the rear section.
There is another ‘Modern’ branch line that arrives in from the East at the top front of the main station.

With a five road fiddle yard for each main line, and a small fiddle yard for the preserved line, it is a good operational layout for exhibitions.
Effectively, anything can be run on the layout at exhibitions. This can include mainline preserved steam and diesel specials.

A data sheet can be obtained by clicking here

Here are a few photos of Forleigh as it is now

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And a few photos as it was when we the layout came to us

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