GRC Railways

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Crawley Yard

N Gauge Modern Layout

  • Modular layout built to the West Sussex N Gauge Area Group standards.

  • Currently 8 foot by 2”6 with plans to extend once Electrostar layouts become available.

  • Based on the yard midway between Three Bridges and Gatwick on the main  London to Brighton Line.

  • DCC Layout using Hornby Railmaster and elite controller

  • Current rolling stock mainly Aggregate based and typical of the types seen in the yard


Crawley Yard Track Plan

The yard is situated between Three bridges and Gatwick Airport on the main London to Brighton Main Line.  Today the yard serves as a distribution point and aggregate recycling centre and a Concrete production facility.  The yard receives from 3-5 trains a week delivering a range of aggregates.  For the Concrete facility  these typically arrive in hoppers and are dropped onto the conveyor system. Recycling and hard core aggregates are unloaded by mechanical excavators from box wagosn. Motive power is mainly class 66 and 59 from the main operators.  The Model based on how the yard was in 2012 features all the key buildings on the site and the rail infrastructure including 3rd rail for the main lines.  The layout is modular and fits into the West Sussex N gauge group modular system.

Crawley Yard - Gallery