Woodend is a fictional OO gauge 4mm layout utilising Peco code 75 fineScale track throughout. It depicts a countryside landscape with a track plan that snakes through a valley.
The layout was envisaged as a club layout which would allow all club members the opportunity to see their models operate through a landscape that the originals spent most of their time, compared with the usual station/industrial scene that many layouts follow.
Woodend is a layout with a multiple split personality.
Like many railway clubs, our members’ interests are varied and on a running night, models of ‘The Big Four’ can be seen running alongside BR and American modern image. It is able to run DC and DCC at the same time
However, for exhibitions, the layouts split personality is restricted.
Woodend Sawmill DCC, is situated somewhere in the north west of England set in the 1940’s. It sits alongside a double track mainline of the London Midland and Scottish Railway Company. The sawmill expanded a number of times during the late 1800/ early 1900’s and uses both reciprocating and rotating saws to produce its products.
Woodend Lumber Company DCC, is situated somewhere in New England USA, set in the 1980’s to present day. The double track mainline is operated by the Norfolk and Southern Railroad Company, which until recently was a freight only line. However, in the USA, railroad mergers are imminent and companies are jostling for dominance. This has resulted in the NS and Canadian Pacific Railroad negotiating running rights over each other’s rails. On top of this, the state has subsidised the upgrading of the track to allow passenger traffic to use the line as well, (still restricted to 79mph). The passenger service is a limited service operated by Amtrak.
Size 26 feet x 4 feet
Track Peco code 75 FineScale Streamline
Points Motors Seep motors in front of layout and Peco
Buildings Faller Sawmill B230 and Ratio Goods Shed No. 534
Trees Hand built using copper wire frame and Woodland Scenics foliage material
Scenics Hills insulation board shaped and covered with tissue paper soaked in dilute PVA.
Static grass is a variety of sizes supplied by WWS (War World Scenics).