Duxbury is loosely based on Aylesbury Station circa 1960. By doing this, we can cater for steam, albeit in BR guise, as well as diesels and electrics. The variety of steam locomotives that can be run is quite large, being drawn from ex-GCR, LNER, LMS, GWR (from the Princes Risborough branch) and BR standard types
Aylesbury was, also, the terminus for the Metropolitan Railway trains from Aldgate and Baker Street with a bay being provided for the purpose. These trains were electrically hauled to Rickmansworth where a BR locomotive would take over. Upon the extension of electrification to Amersham in the early 1960's, the Aylesbury service was discontinued. Using modeller's license we have imagined that LT extended the electrification to Aylesbury.
The mainline and branch leave their fiddle yards and curve round into the main station area, passing the engine stabling, turntable and LT storage sidings on the right. The station has one bay platform with a run round, two through platforms and a loop platform which normally serves the branch. Behind the branch platform is a small goods depot. The two track main line leaves the station and curves back around into the fiddle yard.
The finescale group’s previous layout, Walford Town, was EM gauge. Several of the group were already P4 modellers, so we decided the new layout would be to P4 (4mm/ft) standards.
Walford had been a diesel layout set in what was at the start the contemporary mid to late ‘80s scene set on the ex Great Eastern in London.