2019 Layouts
Saturday 26th October 2019: 10.00am to 5.00pm
& Sunday 27th October 2019: 10.00am to 4.00pm
2019 layout details will be revealed on Facebook and then added to the website during March and April of 2019
Aberdeen Kirkhill
OO Gauge with 29ft viewing length
The original Aberdeen Kirkhill Traction and Rolling Stock Depot layout made its exhibition debut in 2010 featuring only the depot. This upgraded version was new in 2017 and whilst it retains many of the features of the original layout, it has been extended to enable the depiction the East Coast Mainline running behind the depot. This means that in addition to the depot movements, it is now possible to watch a variety of trains passing the depot on their journeys to the north or south.
Aberdeen Kirkhill Aberdeen Kirkhill
Angell Creek
ON30 Gauge with 16ft viewing length
Angell Creek depicts a river dock on the Doe river in Tennessee with all the usual industries one would find on any major waterway in the 1940s-1950s.
Angell Creek Angell Creek
Bewdley
OO Gauge with 18ft viewing length
Bewdley is based on the real station location on the Severn Valley Railway heritage line in the West Midlands. The layout depicts the station in the period from 1958 to 1969 with three platforms, and loops to allow trains to pass for the single line branches to Shrewsbury, Kidderminster, Worcester, Tenbury Wells and Hartlebury.
Bewdley Bewdley
Brighton East
EM Gauge with 14ft viewing length
Brighton East is 4mm/ft using EM gauge track and depicts a Southern Region terminus in the period loosely around 1998 to 2003 where 3rd rail EMUs prevailed on passenger services. The layout is not a prototypical rendition, the space was not available to do that, but it hopefully gives a flavour of the small restricted terminus that was Kemp Town.
Brighton East Brighton East
82G Bristol Templecombe Road Shed
O Gauge with 39ft viewing length
The track layout of this large depot is an adaptation of that found at Bournemouth (SR) and retains the famous lifting shed and hoist often seen in photographs of the time. The depot is operated by DCC, which allows greater operational flexibility and can portray the sounds, as well as the sights associated with a working locomotive depot in the steam days.
82G 82G
Elmfield
N Gauge with 8ft viewing length
Elmfield is a small quiet town in Worcestershire on the edge of the Black Country which prospered when coal was discovered in the early 19th century. Unfortunately the coal ran out in the 1920s, but by then large deposits of fireclay had been found and the production of firebricks and pipes had become the main industry. The model depicts the station and exchange sidings in the early 1960s before the Beeching axe removed the passenger services in 1964. The use of firebricks and clay pipes was also in severe decline and goods traffic ceased completely on the closure of the works in 1967.
Elmfield Elmfield
Evercreech New
O Gauge with 50ft viewing length
The layout features the Evercreech New station on the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. One end of the layout features a full length Prestleigh Viaduct with the twin tunnel bridges in Cannards Grave Cutting as the scenic exit. The other end feature Pecking Mill Viaduct and will use the three arch occupation bridge that still exists between Pecking Mill and Evercreech New as the scenic exit. The buildings on the layout are by Allan Downes and use a fireclay mix to simulate the Mendip stonework.
Evercreech New Evercreech New
Kingmoor Park DRS
N Gauge with 8ft viewing length
Kingmoor Park DRS is a small DCC layout with an Anglian feel and is comprised of a small diesel depot with a through station. There is a selection of stock from DRS, West Coast and engineering examples with the occasional special movement.
Kingmoor Park DRS Kingmoor Park DRS
Lananta Quay
3mm mixed gauge 14.2/21 with 10ft viewing length
It is situated in North Devon/Cornwall and features a quay on wooden trestles tied up to which is a West Country smack. The sandy estuary has a small creek running under a timber bridge and passing nearby lime kilns. A small station serves the area with mixed gauge track, old 7 foot Broad Gauge and standard gauge. The period is from the late 1870s until the end of the broad gauge in 1892 and traffic includes both broad gauge and standard gauge passenger, freight and fish trains.
Lananta Quay Lananta Quay
Loftus Road
OO Gauge with 20ft viewing length
Loftus Road is a DCC suburban layout based on the West London line around Kensington, set in the period 1995 to the present day. A wide variety of stock to be utilised, with passenger traffic ranging from regular suburban and underground services to cross country north/south services including exclusive class 377 Electrostar EMUs. There are occasional diverted express services and steam rail tours in addition to a comprehensive array of freight workings.
Loftus Road Loftus Road
Old Elms Road
OO Gauge with 30ft viewing length
Old Elms Road is a fictitious location on a busy Western Region secondary mainline between Berkshire and Hampshire. The layout depicts the 1956 to 1962 period and as well as the usual Western Region traffic it also sees a number of inter regional workings and freight services travelling to and from the Southern region. As well as the main line, the station is served by two branch lines. One of which is a Southern Region electrified line which was diverted into Old Elms Road station when the old Southern railway terminal on the other side of town was closed just after World War 2.
Old Elms Road Old Elms Road
Readham
OO Gauge with 24ft viewing length
The station features 3 full length platforms and 1 bay platform. Readham is set in a semi fictional region that 'allows' the operation of FGW/GWR, Cross Country and South West Trains/South Western Railway. The station also sees a lot of freight movements, either straight through or held on platform 4 waiting for a path in between passenger operations. Although a Modern Image layout you will see the occasional 'Diesel Special' and a couple of kettles (Clan Line and Thomas Hardy) put in an appearance for steam specials. Our intention is to keep the station busy and our motto is "no timetable, just trains - a lot of them".
Readham Readham
Streatwell Green
OO Gauge with 7ft viewing length
Set in a fictional location somewhere in South-West London the layout depicts a small suburban terminus on the Southern Electric 3rd-rail network. Following extensive bomb damage in the last war the passing station was cut back to its present terminus and the tunnels beyond the station have been abandoned. Still busy with commuter and parcels traffic the line is set in the 1950s-60s period before any kind of post-war modernisation took place.
Streatwell Green Streatwell Green
Yate Rocks Tramway
OO9 Gauge with 6ft viewing length
A narrow gauge mineral tramway based on a small route that connected limestone quarries near Wickwar with limekilns near Rangeworthy and ran alongside the Midland Railway Main Line north of Bristol. The layout is set at circa 1950 and features both steam and diesel locomotives.
Yate Rocks Tramway Yate Rocks Tramway
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