Priors End - by John Smerdon
Priors End is a small end of the line station with a goods yard and a small EMU stabling point.
The layout is based on the southern region in the 1970’s with 2-HAP’s and EPB’s on passenger duties and 33’s and 73’s operating the fiddle yard. There is also the odd DMU and 37 on tankers into the oil terminal.
The layout is operated by an NCE digital controller (DCC) and most of the diesels are sound fitted. The controller also operates the point via route settings.
Photo left: by Geoff Heliwell
The buildings and Scenery
All the buildings on the layout are built from kits apart from the station building which is based on Effingham junction, after a member of the Basingstoke club suggested it would be a good fit. So off I went with my camera and took lots of photos. Since taking the photos the building has been demolished and a new one put in its place. I constructed the building using will’s plasticard The other buildings on the layout are all either brought or constructed from kits, the signal box is Hornby, the oil terminal is Knightwing the garage is wills and the other buildings are ratio