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Peco Setrack OO Plan 19 - Network South East - Using Multiple Scenes To Disguise An Oval.


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Baseboard Size Required - 259cm x 162cm  (9'6" x 5'4")
This plan neatly comprises three scenes that collectively reflect a nerwork Southease and Urban theme.
The station is sneakily designed to look far more than it really is, with curves hidden beneath buildings (see plan).
On the opposite side peco have suggested an industrial/works facility. This could be a wagon repair shop, a loco stabling point, part of an international freight depot and even different things at different times of operation if you make some scenic units interchangeable. The third scene (see illustration) would occupy the area currently shown at the extreem right of the plan. It would be made up primarily of pre-war housing, elevated to disguise the tight radius trackwork hidden beneath. There would be quit a lot of repetative modelling here, though it is worth it for the impacy.
The three scens and one non-scenic end wrap neatly around a small but manageable access/operating well. The hidden sidings at both ends are longe enough to hold at least one Networker 2-car unit, and for extra variety, the occasional steam 'special' could be run. (Peco Publications).


Feature -- Hiding Tight Radius Curves.
An ever present fact with model railways is that curves are usually much tighter in radius than on the prototype. This is most noticeable when long coaches or wagons, traverse the curves. To get around the issue many modellers hide the curves under the scenery, often with a hill or townscape. On this plan the curves are hidden in two ways, firstly the station roof has been extended over the right hand curves. Secondly, the innermost curves on the right hand side of the plan could be hidden beneath a scen such as the houses created from distinctive 19th century terraced houses. Several manufacturers , including Metcalfe, offer a variety of different styles and types of Victorian terraced houses show. Although there is a lot of repetative modelling in the scene, the finished model captures the spirit well. (Peco publications)