Phorum Peninsula is a fictional island located off the South Coast of England linked by a causeway and is notionally modeled on the island of Portland. The main features of the island include an American owned quarry, a thriving dock, the classic seaside town of St Bilton and many other tourist draws such as the lighthouse, causeway and fishing villages.
Project Platform was the name given to a charity event which took place in February 2010 where a 24 hour period was set aside to create a fictional yet engaging route which would be sold with all profits going to The Railway Children charity (www.railwaychildren.org.uk). Many assets were donated by the train simulation community and during the 24 hour period the majority of route building was completed.
Free Roam: Phorum in Summer
Free Roam: Phorum in Winter
An Intro to: NG Quarry
Drive from Scarlet Bay sidings to the heart of the quarry, learning about the history of the line as you go. 10mins/Easy
An Intro to: NG Tourism
Drive from Phorum Pier to Grays Point where local points of interest will be described to you. 10mins/Easy.
An Intro to: Phorum Railway
Drive from the mainland and stop at every station on the Phorum Railway before returning to Ash Row on the mainland. Along the line you will be given pointers at places of interest. 40mins/Easy.
It is lunch time and you are bringing hungry tourists to the Last Post Inn at Grays Point on the tourist narrow gauge line. While they eat, you must refuel coal and water before returning. 20mins/Medium.
An Intro to: Tramway
Drive the length of the tramway, receiving information about the line at each stop. 10mins/Easy
High Season Steamer
There are regular runs around the island using the S100 0-6-0T as it is a popular tourist draw. Starting at St Bilton, stop at all stations adhering to a timetable. 20mins/Medium.
Out to Sea
Use the Class 07 for a series of shunt duties at Phorum Docks. 25mins/Medium.
Quarry Drop Off
Pick up and fill some wagons at the quarry then drop off the filled wagons at the Scarlet Bay sidings. 20mins/Easy.
Rock Don’t Roll
On a rainy morning use the US Switcher at St Bilton yard and collect rock from Scarlet Bay sidings and take them to Phorum Docks. 30 Mins/Easy.
It is rush hour so perform a return trip from the pier head sticking to a timetable. 15mins/Medium.
The Night Tram
Drive the tram on a return trip to the pier head. Stops are longer but less frequent in winter months. 15 mins/Easy.
Stock Featured in the Phorum Peninsula Expansion
S100 060T Steam Locomotive
Class 07 Diesel Shunter
SW1500 Road Switcher
3 Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives
Various Narrow Gauge Passenger & Freight stock
14t Oil Tank
Conflat Freight Wagon
SSA Scrap Wagon
Southern Railway Push-Pull Carriage Set