Newbridge Sidings is a freelance suburban shunting layout loosely based on the small railway freight depots found in our larger cities . The period of the layout is based in the 1950s to 60s which will allow me to operate my growing collection of industrial locomotives. The through line, depending on the operator's whim, has been modelled to be capable of operating passenger trains. This has been allowed for by providing, hopefully working, ground signals for all exits onto the mainline, and facing point locks on the lever frame.
Stock will consist of a mixture of ready to run and kit built items Alex Jackson couplings will be fitted as standard.
Newbridge Sidings is designed to be operated as a stand alone shunting layout with the capability of being joined-to another layout or further extension. The layout is designed to be operated from the front This means it takes up less space at home and gives a greater potential for interaction with the public at any show I may be invited to. From experience gained with my demonstration board I would like to be in the position of letting the public "have a go".