Layout: Poulton-le-Fylde, North West, 2000s
Published 25 September 2018, 16:55
Based on the station which serves the Market town of Poulton-le-Fylde, located on the Fylde coast in the north west, this exhibition layout aims to provide both modelling ability as well as operational interest.
Situated on the busy Blackpool North to Preston line, the station managed by Northern Rail, sees regular services from Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport, York and Liverpool Lime Street to name a few. Until 1970 the junction at Poulton-le-Fylde also provided passenger services to Fleetwood and until 1999 freight services to the ICI plant at Burn Naze Halt. For operational interest the layout encapsulates the ‘what if’ principle and allows both of these passenger and freight services to continue running to present day.
The layout, an end to end design, features the junction at Poulton-Le-Fylde complete with signalbox and working semaphore signals, Breck Road road over bridge, elevated station building and station platform with cast iron canopy.
All buildings and structures are scratch built in order to accurately portray the real life setting. They also feature fully detailed interiors and have LED lighting. Watch out for the football supporters and trainspotter on the platform.
Poulton-le-Fylde featured in HM125.