I posed a bunch of locos on my depot layout, ostensibly to take some portrait photos of a few newly-finished DRS machines. It's a bit out-of-sync in terms of period accuracy - the eagle eyed may notice a DRS-branded 87022 lurking inside the shed - but it was intended to get a feel for how the layout will look with a matching set of post-privatised locomotives.

The layout is about to be re-worked a little with a new backscene having arrived from Gaugemaster. I've also got a matching chimney to assemble for the large warehouse that will complete the masking of the exit/entrance siding (which can be glimpsed in the image above). I'm considering replacing some of the shorter low relief buildings too, to add some extra height.

A pair of 20s, a couple of 47s, a 66 and an 87 rest at XXXXXX Depot... The Xs mean that I've yet to christen the layout! 

This view gives an idea of the compact nature of this self-contained layout. The large warehouse hides the entry/exit siding.

The Peco turntable, as featured in Model Rail No.148, is at the centre of operation. Here, a heavily modified Lima 47 is being turned.

A Model Rail limited Edition Vi-Trains 47501 sits beside a modified Bachmann Class 20 (a conversion from a few years ago, done for my diesel detailing book). I've since converted another 20, with a third currently in the paint shop.

Yes, that is an 87 hiding in the shed, along with another Class 20/3.

The DRS 'shed', as featured in the previous blog post, sits on the fuel road.


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