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Dibley Town

OO Gauge
by Derek Hawtin

This is the second incarnation of Dibley Town.  The first came about through buying our son the Hornby Flying Scotsman set for his 13th birthday a couple of years ago.  Desperate for his first train set realisation soon dawned upon him that games consoles were more exciting.  Poor boy!

However, the bug soon hit me again (after 40 years or so) and work started on Dibley Town v2.  To his credit he showed a keen interest in building the scenery and after setting up an old Dapol church he came up with the name Dibley.  Being larger than a village we settled upon Dibley Town.

Whilst I felt Dibley v1 was a success, it was set up on a fold down board (8’x4’) in our son’s playroom and frankly got in his way.

Dibley Town v2 has been set up in a Garden Shed – fully insulated, wired and so forth and enables the layout to span 12’x 6’.  It depicts a 1950’s town somewhere on the LMR.  The layout covers 3 sides – the fourth being a small fiddle yard – soon to expand I hope.

Track work is all Hornby (making use of what went before) with all points powered by seep motors – fired via two way centre off switches through a CDU.  Buildings are a mix of Scaledale, Scenecraft, Metcalfe, Wills and scratch built.  The latter made use of some Hornby snap together buildings covered with Scalescenes brick papers.  The goods shed is an example of this as is the signal box.  Most of the buildings have lights in them although this is an ongoing project.

Motive power is all RTR from Hornby or Bachmann, mostly weathered by my own hand.  Rolling stock is similarly RTR with hand finished weathering.

As with all layouts, it isn’t finished and unlikely to be so for some time to come.

Derek Hawtin

 

To see the Dibley Town YouTube channel you can visit here.

SimplyTrains wishes to thank Derek for letting us display these pictures.

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Below pics are Dibley Ver. 1


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Below pics are Dibley Ver. 1

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