The place is Yorkshire 1942. The small town of Cairnston has become something of a hub for the goods being transported all over Britain during the war. Close by the station, the pub, The Listening Cairn, serves up local ale and rationed meals. The ale comes from the small village of Knacker Sedge Moor, known for its fine ale and friendly people. The village holds the brewery as it's only employer, apart from all the farmers that grows the barley, and what else is needed. The brewery is still making ale, but most of the now female workforce is making ammunition, bullets, for the guns mounted in the planes. Close by a small airfield is home for a few Wellingtons and a small squadron of Spitfires. The Spitfires are there just in case, so the pilots are either new and need additional training in a safe place, or have just come back from missions, and need a bit of a breather. The likelihood of the Germans attacking is small. It's all make-believe of course, but it gives me the chance to run some interesting trains, have a factory on the set, and some Spitfires. I think I need one of those steam driven tractors to get the barley to the brewery. I think I might be able to get most of the people and vehicles from wargame makers. When I first planned this, is was for N gauge, and the trackplan was based on what was available from Peco (I think). This time I think I don't have much of a choice, but to go with Märklin... unless they still have that third rail setup. Märklin is easy to find even used in Sweden, and budget is limited. I guess that I can resell the locos and rolling stock if I get it as part of a deal with used tracks and points, unless the locos and rolling stock can be converted to fit my layout. I can run any loco to find out if the wiring is OK while I build it. This will have to start out as a diorama with tacks until I find the right trains to run. I think the locos will be the most expensive and most difficult to get right or right-ish. It doesn't have to be perfect to scale, but close enough so it doesn't look silly. So, input, what to get, what can I convert, 3D-print, etc? A picture of the original trackplan I made for the N gauge layout. To the left, the factory (not a brewery back then), the middle is the village of Knacker Sedge Moor, and to the right Cairnton (had another name back then). At the back, there is a tunnel so the distance can be created by pausing the train inside.