Orne is an 009 scale micro layout built on an old redundant 43" x 10" baseboard, which was originally built for a 00 gauge test track and then morphed into a slice of what I thought a little Sussex-based narrow gauge light railway may have looked like. Combined with a small storage yard it sits on a standard trestle table on short legs for exhibition.
The track is standard Peco 009 Crazy track which is ballasted with a mix of ash, limestone chips and tea leaves. General scenery is papier mache over card formers covered with various ground-foam scatter material. The building are largely scratch built from Wills scenic sheet. The rolling stock is a work in progress, though I wanted to get away from the 'small welsh' vibe and have edged toward some middle sized vehicles.
Motive power is mainly small petrol or diesel prototypes which are built from kits or kit bashed. The rolling stock follows a similar tack and is mostly from kits which have been altered in some way or from sets of combined kit parts. The brake van above is made from scraps of Southern Railway standard gauge pillbox van.
Orne is currently available for one day exhibitions and narrow gauge open days.