Relforka & Breĉo de Glissent plans
This is the southern end of the layout as originally envisaged and changes have been made to the built version.

Relforka effectively acts as the main fiddleyard for the layout but has been dressed up to suggest a junction with the national network. SG track and trains have been deliberately included to emphasise the contrast with the NG equipment. Although this is the main operating base of the line with the loco shed, works and storage sidings these have not been modelled as my preference is to see trains and locos in action rather than standing on shed. In contrast to most modellers, I learnt early that loco sheds held little personal interest and the two main sheds are thus off scene.
​ On leaving Relforka the line enters a limboland where it was just possible to include the points for Breĉo de Glissent's loop and those for the branch to Eromarbordo. In reality these are supposed to be some miles apart and the junction is known for timetabling purposes as Lajver. Shunting moves which need to use the loop's southernmost points rely upon sighting the loco through a fortuitously placed crack in the sheeting behind the workbench!

Breĉo de Glissent represents a once fortified village that relies upon agriculture for its survival. The Sudkasatritikakamparoj Co-operative forwards wheat and barley from its silos and other produce is loaded at the goods shed. A small glass factory, ostensibly using the sand available at a confluence in the river, produces bottles and jars for the processing industries although this is located off scene.

Glissent's layout is unusual for a continental station in that there is no loop in front of the station buildings because of the changes in levels. The proposed separation of station and goods shed, as shown, was not pursued and the current building is the more common combined facility found on continental secondary lines. The Co-op was built as intended but an addition siding has been included behind the station building to serve the glass factory. This is a very short stub that acts as visible staging and the wagons are placed onto it by hand. The line then enters the road and crosses the medieval bridge over the river Ero. Whilst many continental tramways were so arranged it is rather unlikely that they would see the heavy traffic of the AFK, replete with SG wagons on transporters, but I claim modeller's licence for this transgression! The bridge, at four feet long and with a distinct hump, has been designed to allow a reasonable representation of a mature river with an undercut bank and a slip off slope for those that can remember dim and distant geography lessons.

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