Watchet Town is Peter Jackson’s exhibition layout. It was built in 2014 and has been to many exhibitions, usually with members of the Surrey Group as operators and manning the Association publicity stand which Peter tries to get booked in alongside his layout. Watchet Town has featured in the Association’s Narrow Lines magazine and the July 2015 issue of Railway Modeller.
The picture on the left shows an overall view of the layout which is a simple station with passing loop, bay, goods siding and loco shed. A three line fiddle yard is at the rear of the layout (on the left as you look at the picture).
Locos operated on the layout are all kits or conversions on proprietary chassis ranging from the basic Hornby “Smokey Joe” chassis to a Mehano and Bachmann On30 conversions.
Passenger stock is based on the Peco and Port Wynnstay kits and goods stock is nearly all scratch built on Peco or other chassis.
The layout is DCC and operated using NCE PowerCab and ProCab controllers with locos, points and routes all operated from the handsets. Sound is currently provided from a range of Digitrax Soundbug sound chips mounted under the layout and linked to locos running by setting up a consist of the loco and one of the Soundbug chips.
Below are some more pictures of Watchet Town. You can read more about the layout on Peter’s web site.