Shepshed Model Railway Club

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Glenmore Parva

00 Gauge

It is a fictional location and is an end to end layout, which is double tracked into a ten lane fiddle yard.

It has no allegiance to any particular region or company and is set around the change from steam to diesel operation.

This is to suit members’ stock and interests and gives the opportunity to have passing trains, not always seen on an end to end layout.

There is a terminus station “Glenmore Parva” which has two main platforms with a central loco release line and a bay platform for local service to “Shepshed”.

The station also has a small goods yard and private line to local industry area, which runs down under the main lines to the rear of the layout.

The operational turntable enables steam locos to be turned, for the train to make the return journey from the station to the fiddle yard.

The operations are to a timetable, hopefully giving consistent movements on the layout for the interest of the operators and viewing public.

It also has operating station and buffer lamps, with a number of operational signals.

The buildings on the layout are a mixture of card, plastic kits and some cast models. The turntable is a Peco kit, which has been motorised and run through a ‘Meccano’ gear train, to give a suitable speed reduction.

There is a separate controller towards the centre of the layout, which runs the turntable; engine shed area or the private line movements.

All points and signals are operated by capacitor discharge units.