by Erith Model Railway Society (supplied by Michael Chipperfield) Fleet Lane is a new four-track continuous circuit OO gauge layout based on Farringdon station, with modeller’s licence, and will feature two levels of running. It is set some time in the period between 1948 and 1962 and will have both British Railways Eastern Region and London Transport operations. It is 16ft by 8ft with all operations carried out from the centre. It has been gradually evolving week by week. Considering work started in July 2014 progress has been quite extraordinary, bearing in mind we are fortunate enough to have access to our clubrooms at any time we need to and can leave layouts permanently set-up, unlike other clubs. The track on the layout uses fine scale SMP Scaleway (now produced by Marcway) products on the scenic sections and Peco Code 100 in the fiddle yard and non-scenic areas.
4th September 2014
The three single slips in the scenic sections had to be hand-built and the laying of the chairs on the girder bridge was done individually. Tortoise Slow Motion point motors are used on the scenic section while standard Peco ones are used in the fiddle yard. These were tested prior to the track around them being ballasted. The third and fourth rails have been fitted on the ‘Tube’ lines. 9th January 2015 11