The story behind this shunting layout is that Woodside is a fictional seaside town once very popular with city dwellers for summer holidays and the odd day at the seaside.
There were once two stations in the town in its “heyday” but now only one – the Central Station – is in use. Passenger traffic is still operated with suburban locomotives and coaches and the occasional Diesel Multiple Unit.The excursion platform is now closed and a road has been built on the old track bed.
The local oats factory is also still operating. Oats arriving by rail and some of the finished product is also delivered by rail. Thus we have loaded grain hoppers and empty vans inbound and empty hoppers and loaded vans outbound. Other wagon load traffic is also handled in the yard.
Woodside Central is currently the only layout operated by Digital Command Control (DCC) in the club and measures 12′ x 2′ across three boards.