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Batterdale

 

The railway layout we have built is principally goods based scene on a fictional rural East Yorkshire branch line, with some light passenger traffic, and is set in the late 1950’s so that both steam and diesel operation can be undertaken.

 

The railway emerges from a tunnel under the ruins of Batterdale Castle, complete with hunt scene, the railway continues into the valley and rural town where there is thriving loco shed providing much local employment, beyond the road bridge, which is under repair there is an industrial siding serving a food mill, both Grain and Milk traffic are seen regularly.

 

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.

 

A recent addition is the raised embankment with local passenger station and coal drop which have been under construction for 2+ years,

 

There is a hidden fiddle yard with 12 roads feeding both up and down main lines and also two sidings supporting the raised embankment.

 

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. Operation is possible using mobile phones with the Android JMRI ‘Engine Driver’ App. Other planned future control developments are a mimic panel with indicating occupation, and computer automation via JMRI.
Rolling stock includes: -

 

04, 08 Shunters
Class 13 shunter (under construction)
Class 14, 25, 31 & 47
Class 101 - 108 DMU
Jinty, J92 0-6-0 Saddle Tank & J94 Austerity
J39, B12, A3, A4, Britannia, 8F
Freight trains including; dairy train, cement train, the obligatory coal both full and empty.
100+ various goods wagons and vans mostly weathered
Though passenger stock
Brake down crane with engineer’s support wagons and coaches

 

Future developments include

 

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

 

• Audience interactive scenery, e.g. servo operated dock crane. and buildings with ‘Real Smoke….’

 

Jacob & Andy Batters, March 2017

Scale / Gauge: n Gauge
Era: 1950-60
Size: 9’ 6” by 3’ 6”
Type: DCC, Goods based scene on a fictional rural East Yorkshire branch line
Transport used: Car, Small Van
Previous Exhibitions: Goole 2014, 2015, Bridlington 2015.
Carlton Railway Society 2017.
Description: Batterdale

The railway layout we have built is principally goods based scene on a fictional rural East Yorkshire branch line, with some light passenger traffic, and is set in the late 1950’s so that both steam and diesel operation can be undertaken.

The railway emerges from a tunnel under the ruins of Batterdale Castle, complete with hunt scene, the railway continues into the valley and rural town where there is thriving loco shed providing much local employment, beyond the road bridge, which is under repair there is an industrial siding serving a food mill, both Grain and Milk traffic are seen regularly.

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.

A recent addition is the raised embankment with local passenger station and coal drop which have been under construction for 2+ years,

There is a hidden fiddle yard with 12 roads feeding both up and down main lines and also two sidings supporting the raised embankment.

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. Operation is possible using mobile phones with the Android JMRI ‘Engine Driver’ App. Other planned future control developments are a mimic panel with indicating occupation, and computer automation via JMRI.

Rolling stock includes: -

04, 08 Shunters
Class 13 shunter (under construction)
Class 14, 25, 31 & 47
Class 101 - 108 DMU
Jinty, J92 0-6-0 Saddle Tank & J94 Austerity
J39, B12, A3, A4, Britannia, 8F
Freight trains including; dairy train, cement train, the obligatory coal both full and empty.
100+ various goods wagons and vans mostly weathered
Though passenger stock
Brake down crane with engineer’s support wagons and coaches

Future developments include

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

• Audience interactive scenery, e.g. servo operated dock crane. and buildings with ‘Real Smoke….’

Jacob & Andy Batters, March 2017

Layout Owner: Andy & Jacob Baters
Owner Contact Name: Andy Batters
Owner contact email address: andybatters@tiscali.co.uk
Owner contact telephone: 0777 1551043
Forthcoming exhibitions booked: Selby, North Yorkshire September 2017
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Batterdale
Mar 29 2017 21:47

Would welcome exhibition invitations, within 40/50 miles of Howden, East Yorkshire. 

 

Many Thanks

Andy.