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Ambleton Vale Booking Information 
The Story

Set in rolling countryside somewhere in central England around 1965, Ambleton Vale is a fictitious terminus station at the end of a branch line connecting the village of Ambleton Vale with the county town some 20 miles away.  It has survived in the face of the general decline in rail travel because of a flourishing livestock market on the outskirts of the village, and the nearby Ambleton Vale racecourse.  The line was setup to facilitate the transportation of animals both at the main station, which is close to the market, and at a short siding which services the racecourse, but of course carries plenty of humans too!   The station is busiest at weekends when the market is in progress but is also used during the week by commuters who find that rail travel makes it possible for them to have a quiet rural lifestyle away from their work in the city.

The layout was designed to be very accessible and of interest to the whole family, whether you are tall, short, young or old, male or female. With its large live stock market and its horse racing track you will find lots of livestock and human interest and lets not forget the trains :-) 

The tech details

Owned built and operated by Ray Taylor & Anna Bass


Layout type : N gauge branch line with integrated small fiddle yard


Layout Size : 16 ft x 18 inch ( 487 cm x 46 cm )

Overall display and operating size required : 22ft x 6ft  (670 cm x 183 cm )

Track height : 38 inch / 97 cm ( viewable for standing, sitting and children)

Operated mainly from the rear


Layout require barrier/rail  at the front edge


Layout has its own overhead lighting: LED lighting

All curtaining used : Fire retardant 

Electrical safety : PAT tested certificate


Layout operation : DCC + Wire in tube

Insurance value : £11,000

Expenses required  : £ fuel + Accommodation if appropriate 

Operators : 2 persons (1 male, 1 female)

Transportation : Fits in our own Vehicle

Home base : Great Bardfield, North Essex

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