Layout - 'Grubbe Street'

a  scenic model railways  layout –

Grubbe Street

as featured in 
MODEL RAIL magazine
Model Rail Mag cover       Model Rail Mag article

(Issue 141, March 2010)

A fun layout built, with children in mind, in the busy 'continental' style with as much detail and interest as possible packed into the available space.  

A ground level L-shaped loft layout built in situ.
Approx. 18' x 9' overall.
 Two track two-level with large through station, lots of viaducts, town and castle.
Automatic infra-red controlled 4-aspect signalling.
Full scenery with vehicles, people, etc.
Loosely 1960s Southern Region.

Completed September 2007

Grubbe 2-28 panel

Track-diagram control panel with single button route selection
and route indicator LEDs.

Track - Peco code 100.
Controllers and transformers - Gaugemaster and Lenz.
Point motors - Peco, mainly surface mounted under buildings. 
Electronics for control panel and automatic signals - Heathcote Electronics.
Street lamps
- Patronics and Viessmann.
Additional lighting and electronic gismos - Express Models.
Signals - Eckon.
Scenic materials - Green Scene, Woodland Scenics, Heki and Noch.
Viaducts, structures and buildings - various, including Wills, Metcalfe and Langley Models.
Fencing and other detail items - Wills, Ratio, Langley Models, Harburn Hamlet and others.
People and animals - Noch and Preiser.
Road vehicles - Classix, Oxford, EFE, Corgi, Cararama and others.

including additional shots taken April 2008......



Grunbbe Street trackplan

Trackplan approximate only.

Trackplan compiled using Empire Express track planning software.


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