A little gem of a layout hit the exhibition circuit last November at the Falkirk show. Rockvilla Goods (OO gauge) is the creation of Joe Loftus who is a member of the 12AD Model Railway Group. The layout is out and about on the Scottish circuit and is of Scottish flavour too – the Class 26 is a dead giveaway. It was photographed for BRM in the last week and the quality of the layout, which artfully fits a great deal of railway and structures into a small space, speaks for itself. It is distinctly urban and industrial without being too grimy!
Much of the rolling stock is kit-built with a good variety of heavily modified parcels vans too – very appealing indeed! Tall industrial buildings add drama to the scene. Particularly attractive is the modelling of the BR green to Rail blue transition. Joe has some part completed Rail blue parcels vans tucked away – unfortunately not complete enough to photograph, but not far off finished.