Deliverance Creek

Deliverance Creek is a remote junction on the eastern edges of the Rockies. Its position was dictated by the availability of suitably flat areas of land and even the area chosen had to have some civil work carried out to provide a big enough expanse on which to lay track. Significant blasting also had to be carried out to provide the track bed between the mountain and the river. Even though Mother Nature gave the builders a reasonable easy route for the branch, she put a waterfall in the way just to test them. As can been seen by the abundance of trees, the main cargo for the branch should be timber, but it is predominately mixed freight. The main line however has the normal assortment of traffic including the odd passenger train. The period that this layout represents is a bit nebulous, and will depend on the stock that is available, but will be within the last sixty years.

The track and turnouts used are standard Peco ā€˜Nā€™ gauge with the turnouts being operated by the wire-in-tube method. Control is by two controllers using cab control. On the layouts first outing operation was poor because frog switching relied upon the point blades. This has now been backed up by using the slide also used to operated the points. The mountains where shaped from polystyrene blocks covered in plaster-of-paris to which colour had been added. Water has been simulated by using crumpled up cellophane (the type used for wrapping flowers!!) glued over a pre-painted river bed. The trees are basically various lengths of teased out sisal string in a length of U shaped wire, which is then twisted using a hand drill. Having been trimmed into shape they are then spray painted and flock is added.