Northwick is an exhibition layout that is based on a might-have-been, seaside town on the Bristol Channel between Weston-Super-Mare and Highbridge. It is assumed to originally be the terminus of a secondary mainline of the Somerset & Dorset Railway and so the infrastructure is based upon LMS practice. The line was, however, later linked to Yeovil junction and the Great Western mainline between Bristol and Exeter. As the layout depicts a summer weekend between 1952-1957, a wide range of services emanating from the Western, Midland and Southern regions will be seen as well as occasional pick-up goods trains and eastern region excursions. Although services are predominantly steam hauled, a few early diesels appropriate to the location can be seen.
This layout has been built over the past 25 years and was pretty much complete in 2009. It was recently decided to modernise some scenic parts of the layout as some parts where beginning to show their age, progress that has been made so far is covered on our model rail forum thread. More details can be found on the club website.
The next exhibition that we will be attending is the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition, which is being held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 28th & 29th November 2015.
Below are some pictures of the layout.
Edited by Northwick Group, 02 October 2016 - 17:52 .