Not quite a Minories

Last layout to describe from the Uckfield show is ‘Surrey Arms’ in EM.  I found this an interesting design concept, a sort of mini-Minories.  Here’s the description from the show guide:

And here are some photographs of the layout.

The inspiration from this model came from:

  • The design – it’s a sort of Minories without the station throat pointwork.  Although the complex yet simple entrance to the station is the hallmark of a Minories, and a feature of the design, this little layout showed what could be done in even less space.
  • The backscene – I love the idea of modelling just the suburban platforms and having the main train shed as a background to the layout.  And the building is very well done, reminding one of Cannon Street with the towers on the station corners.
  • The goods service – cross London goods are perhaps a little unlikely at this location, but they increase the interest of operation and viewing.
  • And the scratch built SECR locomotives were a bonus!

Overall, an interesting little layout that might provide ideas for future designs.

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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3 Responses to Not quite a Minories

  1. Chris Mears says:

    I like it. Looking at the photo looking out of the station and toward the road bridge I find the layout still has that lovely Minories-style sweep in the curved tracks.

    Very nice interpretation. Thanks for sharing this.



  2. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    One of my fav layouts at the show


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