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Features: Peakstone, NSE, 1980s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:42

Peakstone is set in the 1980-1990 period where north meets south. It is 7ft long and 2ft 6in wide and incorporates a large station area with through lines and a branch line. It is served by inter regional cross country services and a number of freight trains can be seen running including coal, fuel and parcel diagrams together with some departmental trains.

A large depot features as the backdrop to the station with fueling points and washing facilities and it is home to many locomotives of the blue era as well as the first Network SouthEast and Intercity liveries. Classes on display include 08, 20, 25, 31, 37, 45, 47, 50, 56 and 58 – all drawn from the ready-to-run range of Dapol and Graham Farish.

Peakstone was an experiment in returning to ‘N’ gauge after many years modelling in ‘OO’. The layout can be run on either analogue or digital control and has a number of lineside features including a burning house.

Peakstone featured in HM134.

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