Not quite a Minories

One of my fav layouts at the show


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…

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