Welcome to the developing story of Marchford Creek. The catalyst that brought forth this mighty endeavour was none other than the Cameo Competition. In the coming months I hope to share the experience of building my first layout after more than 40 years of solitary planning, procrastination and dithering. In order to share progress, it seems I must reluctantly raise my head above the parapet and expose myself (or at least my work!) to the friendly fire of other modellers. This, I hope will be an enriching experience. Thus, with great trepidation, I am taking my first tentative steps into the world of social media, a realm to which I have hitherto turned a blind eye. My concept was for a workable industrial scheme in EM gauge completely contained in a space no more than 1220 x 305 x 330mm (4ft x 1ft in old money). The reason for the miserly space constraint was to make the project so small that even I could accomplish it before getting distracted and to sit comfortably on a shelf at home. Here, by way of introduction are a couple of images of the woodwork. There is nothing too challenging about their design or construction. It’s a combination of 9 and 6mm ply.