201904 Trainwest

Trainwest 2019

Location: Springfield Community Campus, Corsham, Wiltshire, England
Date: 13-14 April 2019

Sponsor: Bentley Model Railway Group

Monkton Park School T-Trak Club were invited to bring their T-Trak layout to Bentley Model Railway Group's Trainwest show, again as the hands-on layout for visitors to try driving model trains. We added a small station module after the Calne show, allowing three trains to run with increasing challenge for the drivers:

  1. A DC controlled, two coach steam-hauled train to try to stop at the station platform on its own circuit.
  2. A DCC controlled DMU on the main circuit, now having to look out for the working signals as well as stop at the station platform.
  3. A DCC controlled steam-hauled express, looking out for signals and having to obey a speed restriction round the reverse loops at the ends of the layout.

Iā€™d like to offer this up as the longest T-Trak layout assembled in Great Britain and possibly šŸ‡¬šŸ‡§ the UK at this time: 2x end caps, 2x corners, 2x junctions, 11x singles and 3x doubles plus four Unitrack viaduct curves. Not a patch on the T-Trak layouts assembled elsewhere in the world, but with not much T-Trak happening in Great Britain then it is at least a start!

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