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 Welcome to Motley Junction
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Motley in the Loft is my oldest layout. We moved into our house in 1976 and the layout followed fairly quickly afterwards. Began as just a two track circle but has had a lot added over the years so there are five stations, four goods yards and three MPD’s. As of now (Dec 2014) I am running it in the 1957 – 1961 period with steam and green diesels (no yellow warning panels as they didn’t appear until 1962). The loft is where the workshop bench is. It’s difficult to get good photos that sum up the entertaining value of the layout.
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One of the stations with an Airfix N2, Jaycraft K1 and a very old Tri-ang EMU.
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One of four loco stabling points
MOTLEY IN THE LOFT.
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All change! Use to be a mainline platform station with a bay and then sidings with a goods shed. Now it’s a branch two-bay station with storage sidings for oil and vans. Platforms and ‘furniture’ to be added and then ‘dirtied up a bit’. It gives me more capacity and other options to run shorter goods trains and with two platforms off the mainline, it gives more branch line options of two or three carriages..
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Apollo takes a breather before its next turn. Was at Norwich shed in early 1950’s.
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Obviously not finished yet! New two-faced platform made from card and sand paper for the platform surface. More options of train and destination are now being enjoyed. Need to blend it in and ballast the track.
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Update Nov 18. New sidings added and a loco servicing area behind the camera.
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New stabling for diesel locos.
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If you look at the first photo I have changed the sidings to get them a little longer. Took out a building.
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Trees!. But not as many as I hoped for. All the points are 'digital'; finger operated and so many of the spots were a tree would fit is where I need to access to flick a point.
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Signal gantry and more signals added to this station plus an engine shed which is on a bit of a slope. Need to add some support to that corner of the board.
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No steam! layout now based on 1958 to early 1962. My local steam shed closed in 1961. In Cambridge we had diesels from late 1957, so the Loft layout is now steam free. Have never run it like this. Some of the DMU's haven't been run for years and so have had a service before being used.
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The diesels I saw around Cambridge in 1958/9. By 1960 the Baby Deltics were laid up with engine problems and the Class 21, 16 & 27 had all gone to Scotland to be near where they were built as they were unreliable. 
Dickie Toys adaption

Dickie Toy adaption with old Hornby HST bogies.

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