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Batterdale

 

The railway layout we have built is principally goods based scenic on a fictional rural East Yorkshire branch line, with some light passenger traffic, and is set in the mid 1950’s so that both steam and diesel operation can be undertaken.
The railway emerges from a tunnel under the ruins of Batterdale castle and then into the valley and rural town where there is thriving loco shed providing much local employment, under a road bridge there is a siding feeding the local food industry.
On the opposite side of the main line, the goods yard serves the local community, with coal, general goods, food, etc. and once livestock and horses from the local race stables and breeding yards, but this traffic is now infrequent.

 

Batterdale is an ‘N’ gauge layout of approx. 9’ 6” by 3’ 6” constructed by smaller modular baseboards, this is designed for future expansion and for easy of transport.
There is a hidden fiddle yard and also a cassette based system to handle rolling stock.

 

There is also an additional optional front scenic section with a Fuller road vehicle operating this section is full width and 2’6” wide, giving a total dimension of 9’6 wide by 6’ deep.

 

Controls are DCC, using the Model Electronics Rail Group (MERG) second generation system. Turnout operation is also controlled digitally utilising MERG CBUS and servo motors for the mechanical actuation. Other planned future developments are a mimic panel, and computer control via JMRI and audience interactive scenery.

Rolling stock includes:-

04, 08 Shunters
Class 13 shunter (under construction)
Class 14, 25, 31 & 47
Class 101 DMU
Jinty, J92 0-6-0 Saddle Tank & J94 Austerity
J39, B12, A3, A4, Britannia, 8F
Full freight trains including; dairy train, cement train, obviously the obligatory coal wagons forming full and empty trains
50+ Various goods wagons and vans all weathered
Though passenger stock
Brake down crane with engineers support wagons and coaches

 

Other recent additions are the Loco shed, raised embankment with local passenger station and coal drop which have been under construction for 2+ years, and buildings with ‘Real Smoke….’

 

Jacob & Andy Batters, Feb 2017

Scale / Gauge: n
Era: 1950 -60
Size: 9' 6" x 3' 6"
Type: Steam / diesel
Transport used: car / small van 6 x modular boards
Previous Exhibitions: Goole 2014
Goole 2015
Bridlington 2015
Goole 2016
Description: Batterdale

The railway layout we have built is principally goods based scenic on a fictional rural East Yorkshire branch line, with some light passenger traffic, and is set in the mid 1950’s so that both steam and diesel operation can be undertaken.
The railway emerges from a tunnel under the ruins of Batterdale castle and then into the valley and rural town where there is thriving loco shed providing much local employment, under a road bridge there is a siding feeding the local food industry.
On the opposite side of the main line, the goods yard serves the local community, with coal, general goods, food, etc. and once livestock and horses from the local race stables and breeding yards, but this traffic is now infrequent.

Batterdale is an ‘N’ gauge layout of approx. 9’ 6” by 3’ 6” constructed by smaller modular baseboards, this is designed for future expansion and for easy of transport.
There is a hidden fiddle yard and also a cassette based system to handle rolling stock.

There is also an additional optional front scenic section with a Fuller road vehicle operating this section is full width and 2’6” wide, giving a total dimension of 9’6 wide by 6’ deep.

Controls are DCC, using the Model Electronics Rail Group (MERG) second generation system. Turnout operation is also controlled digitally utilising MERG CBUS and servo motors for the mechanical actuation. Other planned future developments are a mimic panel, and computer control via JMRI and audience interactive scenery.

Rolling stock includes:-

04, 08 Shunters
Class 13 shunter (under construction)
Class 14, 25, 31 & 47
Class 101 DMU
Jinty, J92 0-6-0 Saddle Tank & J94 Austerity
J39, B12, A3, A4, Britannia, 8F
Full freight trains including; dairy train, cement train, obviously the obligatory coal wagons forming full and empty trains
50+ Various goods wagons and vans all weathered
Though passenger stock
Brake down crane with engineers support wagons and coaches

Other recent additions are the Loco shed, raised embankment with local passenger station and coal drop which have been under construction for 2+ years, and buildings with ‘Real Smoke….’


Jacob & Andy Batters, feb 2017.

Layout Owner: Andy & Jacob Batters
Owner Contact Name: Andy Batters
Owner contact email address: andybatters@tiscali.co.uk
Owner contact telephone: 07771551043
Forthcoming exhibitions booked: Goole 2107
Selby 2017
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