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Features: Norwood Park, BR (SR), 1960s

Published 25 September 2018, 16:39

Norwood Park represents a BR Southern Region station in the South London Suburbs in the early 1960s. Although not based on any particular prototype our aim is to portray a fictitious station on a line served by trains of the Central and South Western divisions of the Southern Region.

A variety of trains that may have been seen in the area at that time can be run on the layout. Local passenger services are mainly in the hands of Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) along with some locomotive-hauled trains whilst express services are still mainly in the hands of Bulleid ‘Pacifics’, though other steam/diesel and electric locomotives may also be seen.

Freight and parcels traffic is mainly hauled by a mixture of ex-Southern Railway steam designs though BR Standard classes and the latest, for the 1960s at least, diesel, electro-diesel and electric motive power. In addition, the occasional ex-LMS/LNER/GWR locomotive may also be seen on cross-London freight services.

Locomotives and stock are mainly proprietary models, which have had some detailing and slight weathering applied. The models have been renumbered to appropriate engines seen in the area at that time.

The track is Peco Code 100 which has been painted and ballasted to reduce its over-scale appearance. The points are electro-frog operated by stud and probe. The buildings are scratch built with some modified kits and resin examples.

Norwood Park will feature in a future issue of Hornby Magazine.

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