Scaleforum 2009 - Pulborough - Mid-Sussex Area Group
Pulborough is a small town in West Sussex with a station on the Mid-Sussex line from Horsham to Portsmouth. The model is set
in the period 1910-1912 and represents the station in the period when it was operated by the London, Brighton and South Coast
The model is built with no compression in the length and represents about 800yds of the real railway. The scenic section of the model is 30 feet long.
The techniques used are those that were common at the time. Plain track is by SMP with all point work being hand made using
plywood sleepers. The landscape is made up from thin wooden formers overlaid with a lattice of card, covered in nappy liners
soaked in a mixture of plaster and PVA glue.
The grass is made from the fluff of dyed lint.
Some buildings are made from polystyrene sheet with scribed brickwork, while others are from brick embossed styrene.
Most of the locomotives are scratchbuilt, and the rolling stock is a mixture of kits and scratchbuilt items.
Control is best described as complicated, with a control panel that allows any controller to operate any part of the layout.
One of the features of the layout is that it is operated to a timetable based on the one in use in 1912, and trains are driven strictly according to the working signals.