With no fewer than 55 locomotives in the 'Rail Blue' livery inspiring Mike Donnelly, a Traction Maintenance Depot was an ideal location to house such an impressive fleet. The layout is based on Ripple Lane TMD, close to where Mike grew up in East London.
"Although it's not an identical replica, it's not far short. Maybe it's me being pedantic but after extensive research I discovered that Class 27s never visited Ripple Lane, so that's why there isn't a '27' on the layout."
Find out more in MR245 - Out February 15th!