This project has started to take off on the West Mersea thread so I thought I'd start up it's own section, perhaps an explanation is in order as to how this layout came about. Peter Cavalier was a member of the East Anglian Area S7 Group who sadly passed away on his 65th birthday, he was an excellent modelmaker and proffesional photographer. His family have asked the West Mersea Guys to be custodians of his embryo layout and also the rolling stock and loco's as they wished see his work to be saved for his memory. The idea is to finish building his layout as a tribute to Peter and his passion for railways inparticular the ex Great Eastern lines. We have realised that the layout falls within the rules of the S7 Groups "Challenge 33", a layout building competition culminating in October 2014. So here's a shot of the state of affairs as we recieved it, the rest is up to us of the West Mersea crew. Mick has started the ball rolling I understand with building a brake van. There are some small alterations to be made to the point work, it's proposed to be a double track station, it needs wiring for DCC initialy and then testing. The layout measures 16'x 1'-6" in four sections, with out the cassettes/storage sections. Stock consists of a J15 0-6-0, J68 0-6-0t, ex Nth Staff's horse box in LMS livery and two un-built GER horse boxes. So all those who wish to be involved please liase through this thread or contact Peter J Hunt at West Mersea HQ. atb, Col.