Figgton-N gauge

Figgton

This small branch terminus layout was started, but never finished, by former club member Brian Figg. Sadly Brian passed away two years ago and the layout was put in the hands of the Hazel Grove Society. A number of N Gauge modellers in the society decided that it would be a worthy task to refurbish and complete the layout, with the aim of exhibiting it in Brian’s honour.

Figgton station, looking toward the town
Figgton station, looking toward the town

Figgton is a small country terminus, with all the expected facilities of a goods yard, engine shed and a dairy, set somewhere in Southern /Western region of British Rail territory during the late 50s/early 60s. The trains by Farish™ and Dapol™ ,with a few kit built items sourced from the usual suppliers including the N Gauge Society. Hands free shunting is available care of the DG coupling system. Track is Peco™ code 55 and control is conventional DC.

Figgton freight-Tarmac tank cars and NE region brake van
Figgton freight-Tarmac tank cars and NE region brake van

Refurbishing and completing Figgton is proving a good training ground for some newer members to acquire skills they never thought they had and older ones to keep their hand in !!

An invitation!

Of course we always need more hands to make progress, so if you are an N Gauge fan, please come along to the Club any Monday and / or Friday evening to see the layouts and lend us your support.

Most Team members also have a home layout (or two) some of which can be seen on the exhibition circuit. Our interests are wide ranging – steam era, transition era, modern diesels, both DC and DCC control, kit building and painting etc. We are always willing to offer advice and to help out with problem solving, so do come along to one of the club nights.