After breaking Parkside East and selling Broadgate another depot layout was needed for the Exhibition circuit. The answer was to be Autumn Lane and this time there was some extra requirements, I would theme the season and there would be provision for Electric Locomotives and overhead wires, I also managed a small station halt. The station would be on a through line and there would be a fiddle yard at either end. It was really hard to plan the fiddle yard and it ended up just holding two loco’s in each end. However, being a Depot Layout I felt that the Depot Yard was an ‘open viewable fiddle yard’ .
After 5 years on the circuit I sold Autumn Lane to a very nice chap called Noel Oakes in the North of England. After having the layout for at least 5 years Noel has sold the layout on. I have no idea where it is now!
Although I could run different era’s, I usually run the EWS era at Exhibitions as it was then current and that’s what the Exhibition Managers asked for.
All models on the below photographs are Lima and Hornby. Except the 08 is Bachmann.
Please Note:- The Plan of the layout in MODEL RAIL has two sidings missing – another Plan with the sidings added is below.
In reflection I think I crammed to much track into a small space – but it was a Depot!!!!!
This Layout appeared in MODEL RAIL No.66 APRIL 2004