Scale/Gauge4mm / OO
Region/EraBR / 1950’s Steam
OwnerNick Pallet (Stafford MRC)

Catsfield is set in the High Weald of East Sussex in the 1960s. It portrays the end of a rural branch line in its last days. The station was inspired by a combination of Hawkhurst and the Kent & East Sussex light railway.

Motive power is mainly SR steam and the occasional diesel loco. Traffic is typical for a small branch line with local passenger and freight trains.

The layout was constructed using traditional methods with plywood was used for the baseboards. Track is Peco code 75 bullhead and the points are operated by solenoid motors. The main control is via Lenz DCC.

All buildings are from the Skaledale and Scenecraft ranges, or from readily available kits. The trees were all scratchbuilt using either wire or natural wood branches trunks, together with commercially available fibre and ground foam leaves.

The layout was featured in the November 2021 issue of British Railway Modelling magazine.