Green TMD is a DCC-powered diesel and electric depot set in Crewe between 2002
- 2006, featuring a range of highly detailed 25kV electric locomotives
in an authentic grimy, gritty atmosphere. The depot mainly undertakes
routine maintenance to electric locomotives, but also contains a
diesel fuelling point enabling many different varieties of locomotive
effort has been put into creating a 'run down' feel to the layout,
including hand painted graffiti and heavy weathering to help create
that look. Most of the buildings on the layout have been scratchbuilt
using card and 'plastikard', so as to make everything unique. Wells
Green TMD is also fully lit - with both lights inside the depot
buildings, behind the backscene and inside the 'Portakabins'. Built
into the backscene is a fully detailed and lit EWS boardroom, even
featuring items of Railwayana on the back wall!
layout features cosmetic 25kV overhead electrification, with gantries
being etched brass kits from N Brass Locomotives, and the wires
are mainly Hornby, Bachmann and Heljan. The bulk of the fleet is
made up of EWS class 90s, and '92's whilst many other classes are
represented, including 37,47,60,66,67,86,90 & 92.
All locomotives appearing on the layout have been superdetailed
with full bufferbeam pipework and etched grilles where appropriate.
Nameplates are from Shawplan and Fox.
66241 stabled just outside the main depot building.
other 'special' pieces of rolling stock make an appearance, including
engineers wagons, a 'Ginsters' class 158, Central Trains 158s and
170s, together with models of preserved, mainline certified locomotives,
such as 'Western' D1015 or Fragonset's 45112.
90027 "Allerton T & R S Depot" waits outside the depot
building before being taken inside to receive scheduled attention.