This is my new N Gauge layout, Boxley Junction. It was given this name because originally it was going to be built in box files, but dad said, "why don’t you build some baseboards and have a proper layout" So I did. Then when mum saw it for the first time she said, "do the trains just go up and down?" well yes I said, that is a bit dull, can’t you make it bigger!. So what you see below is something that was to be a small boxfile layout that is gradually turning into a behemoth. It is still end to end but now has a curve in it with an extra fiddle yard at the end to make it more ‘exciting’
It has working signals, both ground and platform mounted and also, at present, working lights in the station area, which may make it to the residential areas as well. As is typical of me it will be an urban layout because I find the scenery element of an urban layout more flexible, and besides fields are boring.
It is not intended to be region or era specific, but it will have catenary and as at present I have a London Midland Class 350 electric I might become tied to the midlands, but that said I might get involved with the revolution trains 320/321.
Anyway, here are some pictures of some heavily adapted Metcalfe and bilteezi kits (using Scalescenes papers) and a scratchbuilt Clasp station building.