Britain's New Railway is the working title given to my new home layout that is currently under construction in the loft. Like most modern houses our loft has roof trusses supporting the roof so the layout has been designed to fit between them whilst leaving the centre of the loft clear for access. To make the ‘new’ railway room comfortable I have installed a velux roof window and 50 mm kingspan insulation under the roof beams. This was well worth the expense as the loft now stays a constant temperature all year round. The layout has been designed on 3 levels with a compressed version of London Euston on the top level that also features part of Willesden shed. Trains then descend to the middle section via a flyover that is a combination of Rugby / Bletchley. The middle level has a 4 track section of main line running through a version of Stafford station. The fast lines form a continuous loop whilst the slow lines drop down to hidden storage yards on either side of the loft. These will eventually be fully automated using the MERG superbloc system that I am currently installing on my new exhibition layout.


Work has been suspended on the layout for a while now whilst I concentrate on building my new exhibition layout.