Roscoath General Station is a fictional N Gauge layout based somewhere in Cornwall during the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s. The scenic area is 5ft by 1ft. The track work is all code 55 ‘Finescale’ and is operated by DCC. Track magnets are embedded between the rails to enable stock to be shunted without the need for the operator to put their hands into the layout during exhibitions. All points are electro-frog and are operated by motors installed beneath the board. There is also a working semaphore signal at the end of the station.
The track plan around the station area is based loosely on that of the now disused St Agnes station, on the Chacewater to Newquay Branchline, however the goods yard is entirely my own creation.
During a typical operating session, you will see passenger trains pull into the station, the loco uncouple from its train, run around and leave by the way it came in. You will also see goods trains transporting milk, china clay, cattle and other goods coming into the yard to be shunted into the goods shed and cattle dock.