Class 3F 0-6-0 en route for Chelford, crossing the Seven Canal at the junction.
1969 was the next milestone when, in November of that year, I joined The 3mm Society. There is no doubt that without the resources of the Society, life would have been far more difficult in the quest to achieve an operational 1960s section of British Rail.
The Loft Layout : 17' x 12'
The connection to Level 2, via a single track rising gradient to Marston Magna Junction Station, running alongside the only additional trackwork on Level 1 - Whitchurch Carriage Sidings. From now on all per way is new build from the 3mm Society flexi-track kits.
The actual junction is at the trailing end of the station and you have to negotiate a full circuit before you can access the platforms.Once on the Up approach track you have a choice of routes - forward into Platform 1, directly to the main line to Exeter Central and the South West, via the storage roads and also over the crossover road and up the gradient onto Level 3 for the alternative route to the main line, via Plex Moss Halt and Marston Exchange Sidings.
Traffic can reverse at the Junction station for northbound services to Bristol, South Wales, Birmingham, and the North of England.
The branch is substantially semaphore signalling, with minor additions of the entry/exit shunt signals to the newly re-opened aggregates facility, just outside Chelford station.
The main line is multiple aspect colour light signalling.
The emphasis is very much on operation and supported by a variety of scenic sections.....get something in place then improve it........... but there's still more to do.........isn't there always.......