2020 July - At this time our members are working mainly on their home layouts.
David Hopkins is constructing this station.
[photos: David Hopkins & Rob M]
EKOGG has two exhibition layouts, "Edington Junction" and "Sarre", plus "The Circuit", our test track. Our latest projects are a small "DCC Shunting layout" and a "North Kent Station" to slot into our Circuit.
"DCC shunting layout" Construction can be followed on the GOG Guild Forum. Primarily aimed at DCC, it will also be usable with DC. It will allow new and existing members to build on their skills and expand the range of activities that we as a club provide. Track making, low-relief buildings modelled from prototypes, a wagon turntable, electrics and a whole range of scenics will be involved.
Our original exhibition layout is "Edington Junction", a country junction from the Somerset Levels. At exhibitions it usually runs as SDJR, but may appear in Southern guise. All members of our group were involved in making this layout which has hand-built trackwork. Articles on this layout can be found in several issues of the GOG Gazette and in BRM.
Its baseboards are frequently set out at Badlesmere to allow us to run a variety of stock, as well as for maintenance.
"Sarre" is a fictional light railway in East Kent, which owes a great deal to the Colonel Stephens lines.It took shape, using recycled modular baseboards and track.
"The Circuit" uses a sweeping set of baseboards. Its tracks, completed in March 2018, can be used for both dc and DCC. This layout may be extended in the future.
Previously, when we shared a barn, we had a country terminus "Cavedale", linked to our 90' circuit via the "Nailbourne" branch. Prior to that, in the group's early years, modules which could be connected in a variety of ways were constructed and used at exhibitions and meetings.
International and historic trains sharing the Barn Circuit.
Allan Ketley's gleaming GWR train sweeps around the Barn Circuit.