Oak end Farm was built to depict a very narrow gauge railway used to transport produce from the fields to a packing/processing shed, the big red corrugated building, and packed produce taken away, plus general carrier around the farm.
The layout measures 39 inches by 19 inches, all track used is Peco 009, points are operated by wire in tube and are operated by DPDT switches to change the frog polarity. The track is a continuous circuit with a loop at the rear for the fiddle yard, a passing loop at the right hand front, a siding along the front of the shed, and a siding leading into the shed, where full loads are changed for empties. There is a door on the side of the shed which is operated from the back via a system of levers and links.
The shed uses corrugated cardboard from old boxes, and balsa, on a foamboard frame, fences are stained balsa and some coffee stirrers.
Scenery and vegetation is from hanging basket liner, card punch leaves and flowers, plus pound shop plants meant for tropical fish tanks for the taller flowers and plants.
Locos and rolling stock are mainly from styrene sheet and sections, plus brass wire and tube etc, fitted onto proprietary chassis and mechanisms.
The Land Rover is made out of styrene for the body, wood for the chassis and modelling clay for the wheels, the wheels where made for me by Ian Roberts.
More pictures from Roger Jenner.
Some photos at following link