The layout represents a small traction maintenance depot on the edge of a British city, primarily used for refuelling but with facilities for light maintenance and inspections.  It is set in the period 1990s – 2000 so a range of loco liveries can be seen.  The depot will also have deliveries of fuel by tankers and parts/stores by vans.

The layout was designed to test whether a micro fold-up layout could be built no bigger than one sheet of A3 paper when folded away. The baseboard is of 9mm ply with softwood and mdf edges. Track is OO Peco code 100 with pushrod point control.

The scenery and buildings have been made to plug-in to the layout like a 3D jig-saw.  Unpacking and setting up takes around 20 minutes.  The scenery, controller, control panel, fiddle yard and stock will fit in a 40 litre hinge lid plastic box, so the layout is easy to transport and can be taken by bus or train!

The layout can be run as DC or DCC.

 Size (assembled)

 3ft 6in x 1ft

 Layout format

 Freestanding.  Requires 5 or 6ft table and 1  x 13A power point


 From rear. 1 or 2 operators  


 John Davy 01707 873729 or 077 838 23457

 Travel from

 from South Hertfordshire


 for 1 MPV. Overnight expenses for a 2 day show or travel of more than 80  miles from home.

 Insurance value

 £800  including stock and locos

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