Olpharts Crossing

By Max Wright

A plank layout 5.1 metres x 400 mm depicts a warehouse platform area, a refuelling area and a workshops area.

It runs on Lenz 3.6 DCC, controlled by Railroad & Co Train controller Gold. Lenz LB 101 block detectors and LR 101 feedback modules.

Turnouts are driven by model aeroplane servos, controlled by ESU SwitchPilots.

The box cars are all equipped with DCC Concepts decoders, operating solenoids that open and close the couplers.

The loco shed is equipped with a Loksound V 3.5 decoder which plays sounds of workshop activity as triggered by TC Gold as part of the programme.

The whole programme takes around 35 minutes to run and to return all rolling stock to its start positions. It can then be run on a continuous loop.