My layout Paddington West first came about when a couple of friends of mine Mike Hall and Kevin Lawrence showed me their layouts Rock Junction and Loch Joshie. I was hooked again after over 20 years of model railways being absent from my life. Paddington West started out as an analogue layout but I soon caught the DCC bug.
The layout is essentially a shunting puzzle measuring just 6ft by 1.5ft. I wanted to make it as interesting as possible so it was designed with a small station, engineers sidings and yard, TMD and small fiddle yard. I have scratch built many items of on track plant and have taken inspiration from larger layouts such as Tonbridge West Yard and Fenwick TMD. Like many layouts it is still evolving and thanks to the rich and varied scenic details from Bachmann etc it has now become very easy to add a lot of detail. My thanks really goes to Mike and Kevin but also to my local railway shop The Railway Conductor who are always very helpful.
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