Moxley

An O gauge 7mm scale micro model railway layout for exhibitions and shows

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Moxley

This is my third layout called Moxley starting with a twelve foot one and gradually getting smaller. Moxley is in the triangle formed by Wednesbury, Bilston and Willenhall. The buildings though are made from photographs taken in the Neepsend area of Sheffield.

This was the first micro I made I spent a few weeks doodling trackplans starting with the ubiquitous Inglenook. I soon realised that the running potential using the design would soon turn out to be boring. The fixed loco release at the end means that the top and bottom roads on the traverser can be used for storage and the loco can get to the back of them. It means that once the stock is on the layout I don't have to handle any of it. Despite its simplicity the movements required to move stock around can be very complex and enjoyable.

Track plan






The loco is Bristol from the Chronicle of Boulton's Siding with a card chassis and a styrene body. The building on the left hides the fiddle yard traverser and loco run round.



The corner cafe, trainspotters fence and Mr Betjeman.



Shunting through the factory door.



The loco is an Armstrong Whitworth diesel from the 1930's as used on the North Sunderland Railway.