Young modeller Oscar Robson will be exhibiting his ‘N’ gauge layout – the Fordon Hill Railway – at the 2023 Great Electric Train Show.
Gauge: ‘N’ | Period: 1980s | Region: Midland | Operating team: Oscar and Ken Robson
Above: The Fordon Hill Railway by Oscar Robson models a town with two stations in ‘N’ gauge. Ken Robson.
The name Fordon came from the word Ford, and I chose that name because my dad drives a Ford with the hill part of the name coming from the two hills on each end. The main town area is at one end and on the other side there is a stage, a windmill and a merry-go-round giving the impression of a more fun, leisurely setting. The merry go-round works, it spins and like the stage has lights in it. There is even a burger van, which seems to be burning something!
Fordon Hill is a simple double loop with two stations, unusual for a town nowadays! Fordon West is the main station with additional platforms. There is a taxi pickup and drop off, also a small car park. The second station, Fordon East, is linked directly to the town via a lift and has its own terminating platforms.
Above: The Fordon Hill Railway models a busy town scene including an altercation between a car and tree. Ken Robson.
There are many things to give the impression of real-life activities, including a car having a close discussion with a tree. The pub is busy with a disco in full swing, a couple of people worse for wear and like most funfairs, a queue at the facilities.