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  1. 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.
    2 points
  2. 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.
    1 point
  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 Goods was served by the Stockton & Darlington Railway’s Croft branch which ran parallel to the East Coast line about 400 yards away and at a lower level. The only stopping passenger services at Croft Spa were trains to and from the Richmond branch. Croft Spa was the place where Charles Lutwig Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) spent some of his formative years. Look out for the tribute to Lewis Carrol. The station buildings are the final set of structures made by the late Trevor Webster, and include almost everything known to have been there, though not all of the buildings were there at the same time. Elsewhere there is a mixture of kitbuilt, scratchbuilt and ready to plant to create the flavour of the location at the time. Set in 1960, the station sees the usual East Coast diet of expresses including the Flying Scotsman and Tees Tyne Pullman, fast freight and the occasional slower goods train. Motive power for these is drawn from the ex-LNER fleet of 202 Pacifics, the 184 V2s and 409 B1s, while locals are in the equally capable hands of WDs and ex- NER and LNER 0-6-0s. The branch passenger trains include Darlington’s mongrel 2-car DMU set. One feature train is an 8-coach troop express hauled by a tender-first V2 while a Class 33 works a tanker train off the Southern- they sometimes got as far as Tyne Yard, 30 miles further up the line. The layout is DCC controlled using NCE Power Cabs. Prototypically the only signals in sight are ground signals. Points are controlled manually. NOT with Hawthorn Dene, Rise Park or NO PLACE (shares operating team)
    1 point
  4. 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 track under the bridge at the far end: Track plan Oldshaw is built to 4mm/ft scale with EM gauge track (18.2 mm). The scenic section is 8ft by 1ft 6 inches with a total length (including the fiddle yards) of 17ft by 1ft 6 inches). The layout is freestanding and has its own lighting rig. Space required: Layout including fiddle yards 17 ft x 1.5 ft Total space required 20ft x 5 ft Power requirements: 1 x 13A socket Operators: 3 – 4 Transport: 1 x family car plus 1 or 2 operators by train or car
    1 point
  5. 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 Nature Trail. Keep up with progress by visiting the website: www.rolleston-on-dove-station.co.uk or "The Model Railways of Clive Baker" on Facebook.
    1 point
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