Codrington 4mm OO

‘Baby Warship’ pulls out of Codrington

Codrington – OO Gauge – Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club

Codrington has been produced by members of the Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club.  The layout depicts a typical branch line terminus in the 1950s/early 1960s, a period of great transition as road transport took over from railways and steam gave way to diesel traction.  The choice of buildings, scenic details, colours and locomotives and rolling stock reflects a setting not too far from the Bristol area.  In most cases, the rolling stock has been weathered to replicate the condition of the period. The goal was to produce a railway in its landscape despite the relatively small size of the layout (12ft x 2ft).

The main aim of the layout was to show what could be achieved with modern readily available off-the-shelf OO gauge products and materials. To this end it uses buildings from Hornby and Bachmann and Peco Code 75 track giving a finer appearance.  Points are operated by Fulgarex slow acting motors and the signals are from the new Dapol range.  The ready-to-run locomotives are controlled using Digital Command Control (DCC), a relatively new innovation in model railways.  This provides excellent running through precise motor control and greatly simplifies the amount of layout wiring.  Reliable hands-off shunting of rolling stock is achieved by using Sprat and Winkle auto-couplings which are a simple to fit modification to the off-the-shelf stock.

If you have any questions regarding the layout please feel free to ask the operators.

Contact:                               Steve Douglas (SVMRC Club Secretary)               

E-mail:                                  sodburyvalemrc@gmail.com

Layout size:                                   

Power required:               1x 13Amp

Insurance value:               £1,250.00

Other:                                   The layout has its own lighting rig

No of operators:               3

Transport:                           Layout fits in a car and comes from the Yate area

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