Eden Road TMD is a representation of a Traction Maintenance Depot set loosely between 2000’s and present day to allow a range of motive power to be used. The depot is operated by Direct Rail Services (DRS) to service their fleet of locomotives.
Visiting traction from other UK operators such as GBRF, West Coast Railways, Freightliner, Colas and DB Cargo can also be seen along with some coaching stock stabled.
The layout contains a twin road locomotive shed, a smaller shed, refuelling point, a train wash and some storage sidings for basic maintenance.
A fenced compound is used for storage of FNA nuclear flask carriers between movements.
Eden Road TMD stemmed from the purchase of one of Dapol’s Class 68 locos and the plan to have a smaller layout that can be easily transported to shows by car. The name is based on the river that runs through Cupar in Fife, however the location has purposely not been determined to allow artistic licence.
The layout is DCC using an NCE Pro-cab system, track is from Peco. The locos and other rolling stock are from Dapol, Hornby, Bachmann, Lima and ViTrains, the locos have been fitted with DCC Decoders mostly from Gaugemaster or Bachmann.
Buildings and scenic detailing are from a range of suppliers including Bachmann Scenecraft, Scale Model Scenery, Gaugemaster, Knightwing plus others with some custom modifications to suit the layout.
The layout requires a minimum space of 14 feet x 6 feet including operating space and barriers, but more space is always appreciated.