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Features: Oakley Green, BR (WR/SR), 1970s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:41

Oakley Green is a ‘OO’ gauge model railway layout based in the mid to late 1970s on the southern regions of the UK.

It features an oil storage depot as well as a diesel servicing area, refuelling point and a small parcels loading area to add extra interest and shunting possibilities. The scene takes inspiration from Mickledever station, Eastleigh Depot and other parts of the Southern Region.

The oil depot comprise of six large storage tanks, with piping and gantry work connecting to the rail tanker loading areas and fed underground for the road loading complex. The facility modelled is also complete with a plant room and general service areas.

Next door to the oil depot is the parcel handling area which is used to feed the local road network. To the far left of the layout is the diesel service depot comprising a large workshop, refuelling point and diesel loading shunt.The majority of the buildings are scratch built, with some kits used for the many detailed items.

The track is Peco code 75 and is fully DCC controlled using a NCE PowerCab, complete with fully powered points and working signals. The rolling stock comprises a good selection of BR blue locomotives, all with DCC sound and lights, and the odd surprise. Completing the display is a selection of oil and parcels wagons.

Oakley Green featured in HM104.

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