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      Based on the Derby RTC research test tracks of Old Dalby and Mickleover in the 1970s and 80s.
      Layout is located in Derbyshire and is available for exhibitions. 
      Transported in one car, layout is 20 feet long x 2 ft wide end to end

    • Based on the Derby RTC research test tracks of Old Dalby and Mickleover in the 1970s and 80s.
      Layout is located in Derbyshire and is available for exhibitions. 
      Transported in one car, layout is 20 feet long x 2 ft wide end to end

    • The layout depicted here is an imaginary what if scenario based on if the Grand Central railway had remained open in the 1980s.
       The layout is based on the real location of Charwelton. The layout is a scale 1/2mile section from Catesby Tunnel to the Church street road Bridge to the south of the Village.
      Layout Size: 36ft x 12ft     
      Total space including operating space needed:    40ft x 15ft.
      Operators:  6-8
      Power: 3 x 13amp socket
      Accommodation required: 3 x Twin rooms.                                              
      Transport: 1 x Luton box with Tail lift Van
                         1 x estate car
      Expenses: 1 x Van hire & Fuel
                         1 x Fuel for estate car
                         2 x Train fare
                         1 x Ferry costs for overseas travel
      The above costs do vary depending where the show is located.
      Layout is based in Darligton
      The layout has a presance here on Rmweb, just search for Charwelton into the 80s.
      To enquire about booking the layout for an exhibition please contact me via PM

      Photo taken by A York and used with permssion.

    • The Bridge at Remagen is an N-Gauge World War Two era layout centred on a true scale model of famous Ludendorff Bridge that spanned the Rhine close to the town of Remagen.
      The layout has a predominately military theme depicting the Rhine bridge as it was in September 1944. Chronology this sitting between Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge, and at the point where the bridges defences were being strengthen in the face of the imminent threat of the advancing Allied Armies.
      The bridge and the immediate boards are a true scale representation of the actual bridge and surroundings using photos, maps and authentic reconnaissance photos of the bridge.
      The layout is inspired by the 1969 Film of the same name and as a tribute to the Classic War movies of the same era and includes several movie cameos hidden amounts the scenery.
      The layout has featured in British Railway Modelling – June 2019 & Continental Modeller – February & March 2020.
      Layout size - 9.4M x 1.2M
      Operating space - 10M x 3M
      Viewing aspect from the front only.
      6 No. of operators. Accommodation 3 x twin rooms
      Typical expenses will be 1 x van hire + 1 x van fuel + 1 x car fuel from Croydon areas (South London)
      Layout is free standing. Double door width access required from unloading area to set-up area. Step-free access is preferred, but not essential.
      2 x tables,  2 x chairs and barriers to be supplied by show organizers.
      Layout owner and contact - Al Turner:- phone - 07834014262, email - [email protected]


    • The layout is OO gauge (1:76) and measures 67cm by 19cm. It was designed for two reasons: To have enough operational potential (I like to shunt wagons a lot) and small enough to fit into my bedroom. The layout doesn't have name yet, hence the title. It doesn't have a specific location: It can be rearranged to different periods. But when I'm running it at home, I normally use BR steam rolling stock. 
      Work started on the layout in December 2020. It is entirely made up from by cardboard: for example, the backscene is made up of sections of cereal boxes. The baseboard is half a cardboard slab cut from the fiddle yard of McKellar Yard: They were salvaged from an Ikea delivery. The track is Hornby and is glued onto the board which was then painted grey. Currently, the track is awaiting ballasting. I designed the layout in a way so that the fiddle yard can be separated from the main section when it is in transit.
      A few pics. 




    • Sheep Dip

      By NHY 581, in 4mm scale,

      Sheep Dip
      Owner: Rob Gunstone 
      e-mail: Rob. Gunstone @hotmail.co.uk
      or by way of PM. 
      Layout based in Cardiff. 
      An Industrial something, just to the left of somewhere
      Sheep Dip is a small industrial layout set  within a rural backdrop. Services run as and when  required with haulage provided by a variety of little green industrial saddle tank locos and the occasional ex-BR type. 
      Overall size of the layout is  7ft x 2ft.
      Baseboards are my now usual IKEA shelfage.
       Track -PECO Code 75. Buildings are Ready To Plant from Bachmann. 
      Locos  are by Hornby and Bachmann. All stock, buildings etc are weathered by myself.
      Sheep Dip is operated from the front by one operator and needs an overall space of 7ft x 4ft. One socket will suffice. 
      Insurance value is £1000.00
      Bleat Wharf has appeared in BRM December 2020. 

    • Gauge: OO (1:76)
      Era: Era 7 BR Corporate Blue Post-TOPS (1972 - 1982)
      Region: Scottish
      McKellar Yard depicts an fictitious yard located on the outskirts of Dunfermline during the 1970s. 
      The yard shunter, Class 06 06008, is allocated at the nearby Dunfermline Townhill TMD and can be seen regularly shunting wagons in the yard. 
       The layout is not yet fully complete. Progress can be viewed here: 


    • Obbekaer

      By Middlepeak, in Other scales,

      P87 layout of a small country station on an imaginary private railway in south western Denmark in the early 1960s.
      Size 5.0m x 2.0m, including operating space. Through station with fiddle yard at each end. Layout is self-supporting with its own lighting.
      Crew of three operators (possibly two for a one-day show). Layout and operators transported in one or two cars.
      Based in Ely, Cambridgeshire.
      The layout has featured in Continental Modeller (June 2016) and in the model press in Holland, Denmark and Norway. It has appeared at various UK exhibitions, including Scaleforum, Uckfield, Portsmouth, Eurotrack, RailWells and High Wycombe. It has also appeared at the Danish national show in 2014 and Rail 2016 in the Netherlands.
      A short video of the layout, explaining the theory behind it and some of the constructional methods used, is available on YouTube at 
      Contact Geraint Hughes on [email protected] for more details.

    • Bostcroft

      By LNERandBR, in 4mm scale,

      Bostcroft is an Eastern Region branch line terminus set in the late 1950’s. I started building Bostcroft around 2003 and it’s first appeared at the 2009 Boston Exhibition.

      (Photograph by Paul Bason/BRM)

      The layout is completely fictional. To build it I made use of many Metcalfe card kits and some Ready to Plant buildings from Bachmann and Hornby. The track is all Peco Code 100. The greenery is Woodland Scenic’s. The ploughed field is made from real mud collected from the garden. It was first sieved before being crushed and glued down with PVA glue mixed with water. The base of the field is corrugated cardboard.
      Rolling Stock is ready to run from Hornby and Bachmann. When I first finished the layout there were very few Eastern Region locomotives available to modern standards apart from the large pacific’s. Therefore I purchased a range of London Midland locomotives to run the layout with. Now Hornby and Bachmann have started to turn out more Eastern Region prototypes. Therefore as new locos are released I am slowly phasing out the LMR locomotives.
      The layout is operated using the Lenz LH100 DCC system. Digital Command and Control means that a locomotive can be parked anywhere on the layout without worries about isolating it from other locomotives. The other main advantage of DCC is sound. Many of Bostcroft’s loco fleet are fitted with sound decoders from South West Digital and Howes.
      Contact Name: Stephen Mullen
      Please find contact details in attached information sheet.
      Scale/Gauge: 4mm OO Gauge
      Era/Area: Late 1950's Eastern Region
      Layout Size: 14ft Long by 3ft Wide
      Operating Area: 3ft to the rear and 2ft to Left Hand Side (when viewed from front)
      Expenses: Fuel Expenses for one car.
      Operators: Two
      Accomodation: Shows over 1 hour from home would require accommodation.
      Insurance Value: £5000
      Many locomotives fitted with sound decoders.
      The layout appeared in the February 2018 BRM.
      Bostcroft Information.pdf

    • On30 layout.  1/48 stock running on 16.5 mm track.  Terminus to storage configuration with a small run through for short trains.  Depicts a small depot and freight facility in a late 1940s snow scene.  Geared locos such as the Shay, Climax and Heisler are the main motive power.
      Layout is DCC with sound.  Front operation.  Layout is 16’ x 1’6” (4.9m x 0.5m) and the total operating area is 19’ x 8’ (5.85m x 2.4m).  
      Located in East Yorkshire but we’ll travel anywhere a people cry out for justice and entertaining layouts!  Layout travels in our car so no van hire costs.  Maximum of four operators.
      Layout has won best layout and best scenics awards.  Continental Modeller April 2020.

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