Topley Dale developments
Hornby Magazine's Topley Dale is making progress again with the first steps towards the construction of a new quarry scene. MIKE WILD rounds up the latest additions to the 'OO' gauge test track.
Above: Work has started on the second scenic area of Topley Dale with addition of the trackwork for a new quarry scene.
TOPLEY DALE has jumped back up the job list lately with work starting on the final sections of trackwork separation of the 'diversion route' from the storage yard area. The rear half of the layout has been languishing in a bare track stage for sometime, but following completion of the front half scenic section last year it seemed like high time we moved on with the next phase of its development.
When Topley Dale was expanded from 11ft x 10ft to 16ft x 10ft in 2018 it made space to allow scenery to be added on all four sides. This included the addition of what we call the 'diversion route' in front of the new 10 track storage yard which offers a narrow 1ft deep scenic area where the railway will run on an embankment.