Torcy is a real village in Normandy, but it never had a railway. However, this HO layout imagines it as the terminus of a busy branch line during the hot Summer of 2006, a thriving small town which justifies a frequent passenger service as well as being the railhead for freight distibution to the local area. Gravel trains from a local quarry reverse in the station, and at weekends a steam special is often to be seen. Some buildings from the real Torcy have been modelled around the town square and more appear on the backscene while others are typically French structures, including the railway buildings from the Ouest Railway.
Torcy uses Lenz DCC for operation, and most of the locomotives have sound. The layout is operated from the back, but we encourage visitors to chat and ask questions while we are operating.
Torcy is transported in one car and requires two operators. We may require accommodation depending on the distance from Birmingham or Melton Mowbray.
TORCY appears in the November 2011 issue of 'CONTINENTAL MODELLER'.
TO SEE A VIDEO OF TORCY, GO TO YOUTUBE AND PUT IN 'TORCY FEB 2016'.
TORCY won the best layout trophy at the Kyle exhibition in May 2013.
TORCY was the winner of the Harold Woodhouse Memorial Trophy at Bakewell show 2014,
and the Best Layout Trophy at the Stroud Cotswold exhibition in 2014.
Torcy is 22' 6" (7m) long by 2' (0.6m) wide and requires a floor footprint of 26' (8m) by 5' (1.6m).