Saw Pit Creek (Hon3)

Saw Pit Creek built Neil Lancaster

Neil writes…

‘This is my first venture into Hon3. Until recently, modellers had to scratch build most of their needs but the introduction of ready to run locomotives and rolling stock, together with available turnouts and track, has made the scale increasingly popular.

 My layout, Saw Pit Creek started life as an 8ft x 6ft test track for the superb locomotives and stock which had recently become available from Blackstone Models. It was soon extended along the left hand frontage to add operational variety and more space for my scratch built buildings and scenery which is of particular interest to me.

 I have recently added a further 4ft module along the right hand frontage which is being exhibited for the first time at this Convention.

 The layout depicts my interpretation of the Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge in the late fifties. It is based on nowhere in particular. Saw Pit Creek is ‘my place’ USA. It’s certainly not for the narrow gauge purists!

 As mentioned, all locomotives and stock are manufactured by Blackstone (a division of Soundtrax). Not surprisingly therefore all locomotives are equipped with sound. DCC operation is via a Digitrax radio control system. Track work is by Micro engineering and Peco.’

Below is a selection of photographs of Saw Pit Creak, below those are a few videos.