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  1. LB&SCR/LSWR Modular layout can be run in a number of configurations from 16ft long including one fiddle yard and 3 scenic boards to 30ft long including 6 scenic boards and 2 fiddle yards. Built in fine scale standards the layout represent a rural joint branch line in the the period 1900-1910 some where in the south of England. In addition to the main branch line there is a an industrial line that runs into the goods yard. This leads to a paper mill which is off scene. The stock is mainly kit built with some ready to run locos. The layout needs a minimum of two operators in its 16ft co
    4 points
  2. The layout is based on a prototype station that served the village of Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire from 1894 until closure in1949. Modelled in 4mm scale employing EM gauge track standards, this layout first went public in 2007 and has been featured in both Railway Modeller and British Railway Modelling magazines. The period of modelling for this ex North Staffordshire Railway branch is both post WW2 in the BR period, prior to closure, and 1930's during LMS days. The model is the precursor of a successful scheme to preserve the remains of the actual station which is now part of the Jinny Na
    4 points
  3. A new N Gauge layout from Les Richardson (Hawthorn Dene, No Place, Furtwangen Ost) Size 10’ by 2’9”, needs access to both ends. Footprint 12’6 by 8’ including space for a stock table. Needs one power point. Has own lighting rig and RCD. Travels by car (two on Sunday or if away from home). Four operators. Overnight accommodation please over 50 miles from Newark on Trent. Croft Spa is a small wayside station on the East Coast Main Line at the Southern tip of County Durham. It is unusual for never having had a goods yard- this was because Croft Good
    3 points
  4. The Fenny Stratford layout had a very strange birth. At the time my wife was undertaking research for our local heritage group, on how the railways affected our area of Milton Keynes. As part of her research, she found a track plan of Fenny Stratford from the late 1940’s and my first thought was that it would be a good Exhibition layout. Fenny Stratford is located just east of Bletchley and was part of the Varsity Line running between Oxford and Cambridge operated by the LMS. During the 1950’s Fenny Stratford was a double track station and it had a number of sidings and a large a
    3 points
  5. 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 exhibition
    2 points
  6. Oldshaw was built by Andrew Bartlett. Details and photos of the layout as built and exhibited by Andrew can be found on the EM Gauge 70s website. The layout depicts a small station and nearby factory and sidings on a Western Region branch line in the mid-late 1980s. Guy, Mike and Tom got the layout in late 2017 and in 2019 we built a pair of new fiddle yards in 2019 (followed by a new lighting gantry) to allow the layout to be operated with through running for the first time. Looking towards the station before the second fiddle yard had been built to open up the
    2 points
  7. Summat Colliery is an OO gauge fictitious east midlands colliery layout set in 1958 towards the last days of BR steam. The colliery like so many in real life has evolved over the years and features many different styles of buildings reflecting the popular style at the time they were constructed. The name is derived from the name of a now long gone colliery at Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Summit Colliery and the local pronunciation of “something”. I like to think that it’s summat like a colliery! Modelled in 00 gauge using Peco code 75 track throughout, the layout is totally DCC
    2 points
  8. 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. Maxi
    1 point
  9. Visitors to exhibitions around the east Midlands may be familiar with ‘Northworthy’, an OO gauge LMS layout based on an imaginary location somewhere in Derbyshire. The original owner has now embarked on a new project, and as I fancied having an exhibition-standard layout suitable to take to shows, procured Northworthy and set about making some changes to reflect my interest in 1960’s Southern steam and EMU’s. This mainly involved introducing Southern stock and re-wiring for DCC, and hopefully at some point I will add a third rail to add a touch of authenticity when running the EMU’s.
    1 point
  10. Bleat Wharf. Owner: Rob Gunstone e-mail: Rob. Gunstone @hotmail.co.uk or by way of PM. Layout based in Cardiff. { Ex-S&DJR Goods only branch } British Railways 1955- 1962 Bleat Wharf is a small inland quay 'somewhere in Somerset' and is at the end of a spur off the Highbridge branch of the S&DJR, set in the 1950s. Goods only, the area is run down and approaching closure. Traffic is mostly vans or covered carriage trucks serving the few remaining quayside businesses. Services run as required
    1 point
  11. Eden Road TMD is a representation of a Traction Maintenance Depot set loosely between 2000’s and present day to allow a range of motive power to be used. The depot is operated by Direct Rail Services (DRS) to service their fleet of locomotives. Visiting traction from other UK operators such as GBRF, West Coast Railways, Freightliner, Colas and DB Cargo can also be seen along with some coaching stock stabled. The layout contains a twin road locomotive shed, a smaller shed, refuelling point, a train wash and some storage sidings for basic maintenance. A fenced compound is used
    1 point
  12. Almost certainly the UK's first (and only?) large Chinese HO roundy-roundy layout. 26ft x 10ft , requires XLB transit van. Based in Watford. Six operators Contact : Paul Stapleton 07799728863 [email protected] This is a layout that tells a story that 99% of exhibition visitors don't know - the very last BIG steam operation in the world taking place in the 21st century! So this appeals to railfans, but also to the family audience as I have packed the layout with unusual features to engage with the 'average' exhibition visitor including authentic sound e
    1 point
  13. Pig Lane is a small diesel stabling point on the Berkshire and Oxfordshire boarder. It is modelled in the period after steam but before the locomotive fleet was renumbered with the then new TOPS numbers. All buildings are scratch or kit built, and all figures are scratchbuilt from Milliput. Locos and stock are RTR. I hope the layout show what can be done with RTR models. When operating I use a card system which determines which is the next loco to arrive or depart, I try to involve the visitors by getting them to chose the next card and for the children to suggest how I get an engine
    1 point
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