The main Normady layout has an engine shed at one end of the station complex adjacent the signal box. When it was decided not to take the clubs' large layout out to exhibitions, it was felt that there was sufficient scope within the engine shed sections to develop the shed as a stand alone end to end that could be taken to exhibitions. The engine shed was always a bolt-on to the main layout and was only linked by a single track coming off the main layout.
The pictures show the additional works that have taken place to create a stand alone display layout which was part of our large Normandy Junction layout. The additional extensions comprise of a traverser, which gains access to the entrance to a railway works, which is attached to a further extension which leads to two sections accommodating fiddle/cassette operation. The layout allows for busy operations with locos coming and going from the double track mainline and locos coming and going to the railway works for maintenance and repairs via the traverser.
Do check our website to see when the engine shed is next at one of our open days or at an exhibition near you.