Layouts

Saturday 27th October 2018: 10.00am to 5.00pm
& Sunday 28th October 2018: 10.00am to 4.00pm

Layout details are being revealed on Facebook and then added to the website

Amiens 1918 - Tracks and Trenches
OO9 Gauge with 4ft viewing length

Set during World War, this scene depicts a re-captured Artillery Battery which is being used as an Allied field headquarters and supply depot. Troops and tanks are prepared for the next offensive and the depot is served by a narrow gauge field railway. Supply trains are hauled by a mixture of British, US, French and captured German rolling stock and stream through the Battery with tons of equipment and material, that will ultimately lead to victory on the Western Front.
Amiens
Ashdan Junction
OO Gauge

Ashdan Junction is a fictional area based on the Cheltenham to Worcester line set during the Indian summer of 1976. This also corresponded with the last months of class 52 western operations. Ashdan Town station is a train spotting paradise with all kinds of traction to be seen on a variety of freight and passenger duties. Classes 20, 24, 25, 31, 37, 40, 47 and 52s can all be seen operating the busy freight movements while local passenger duties are still loco hauled usually in the hands of a class 31 or class 52 Western.

Avyn-a-Llyin
OO9 Gauge

Avyn-a-Llyin is the next fictitious village along the line from the previous layout known as 'Llandovnodd'. The layout has Welsh origins hence the name, although you will realise the name isn't Welsh if you say it the English way. The modelling is of the highest standards with the pier being of timber construction with each upright individually screwed into place. Most of the buildings are scratch built in linka and plasticard with two of the roofs finished in genuine hand cut Welsh slate and three roofs are thatched with plumbers hemp in Pendon style.
Avyn-a-Llyin
Banbury
N Gauge with 16ft viewing length

Banbury is a busy station served by Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone to Birmingham, Cross Country from Reading and the South Coast to the Midlands and beyond plus the local terminating First Great Western service from Oxford and Reading. Passenger traffic is mixed with a fairly heavy amount of freight traffic. The model represents the station as it was in 2011 but we do run a few trains that could be seen in previous years and that have run since 2011.
Banbury
Bridport Town
O16.5 Gauge with 12ft viewing length

Bridport Town is the headquarters of the fictional narrow gauge Marshwood Vale Railway, located in the real town of Bridport in West Dorset. Featured are the main terminus station, sheds and workshops, and exchange sidings with the G.W.R. Bridport and West Bay branch.
Bridport Town
Dorehill St Stevens
OO Gauge with 42ft viewing length

This fictitious layout is based in the South Yorkshire/North Midland area between 1957 & 1962 which allows the running of both steam and early diesels from the BR Midlands period with visiting stock from the Eastern and Western regions. Public viewing is possible on all four sides and the operators all work in the middle.
Dorehill St Stevens
Dubmill Sidings
O Gauge with 43ft viewing length

This impressive 43ft layout depicts a fictional non-passenger part of the railway system somewhere in the North Western corner of Cumbria between 1967 and 1970. Green and blue diesels provide the power. Freight stock is composed of grey, brown, blue and white wagons. Maroon and corporate blue parcels stock complete the colourful scene.
Dubmill Sidings
Filisur Station
HOm Gauge with 10ft viewing length

Filisur station is in the Swiss canton of Graubunden on the Rhatische Bahn an extensive narrow gauge line that winds is way around and through the Alps. The model is a representation of the area using Peco track and predominantly Bemo rolling stock operated by DCC.
Filisur Station
Gold Corner
O Gauge (Broad Gauge)

The year is 1854 and the Highbridge to Glastonbury canal has fallen into terminal decline. Rotting barges line its banks and reeds and swans inhabit its once tidy waterways. The towpath is now the route of the Somerset Central Railway and broad gauge trains trundle across the beautiful Somerset levels. A new level crossing has been built at Gold Corner.

Knuddelstein
N Gauge with 7ft viewing length

Knuddelstein is a fictitious area that is based on the railways of both Austria and Germany. The period depends on stock running, but it starts from the 1930's through to 1960's but at times you might see current day stock.

Little Aller Junction
N Gauge with 7ft viewing length

This layout is a caricature of Aller Junction near Newton Abbot in Devon and hence is called Little Aller Junction. It is set in the summer around 1963 to 1966 when diesel hydraulics were in command although the occasional steam hauled train may be seen.
Little Aller Junction
Marsh Chipping
N Gauge

Marsh Chipping is a fictional layout based on the Western Region in the early 1960's. The track plan is based on Chipping Campden, with an added branch, while the goods shed is based on the one at Moreton-in-Marsh - hence the name!
Marsh Chipping
Midford
N Gauge with 30ft viewing length

Situated south of Bath, on the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, Midford was the point at which the single line was doubled to run southwards. The line crossed the Camerton branch, the road, the stream and the remains of the canal on an impressive viaduct. This layout can be viewed on three sides with the storage yards at the rear.
Midford
Norwich Central
O Gauge with 20ft viewing length

By the early 19th century, Norfolk's original railways had amalgamated into two, the Great Eastern and the iconic Midland & Great Northern. Although rivals, the City of Norwich attempted to convince both railways that a central city station accessed by both would be in their joint interest, but without success. This layout is loosely based on one of the alternatives considered that would have allowed connections to the GER at Thorpe and the M&GN at City.

Oak Road
OO Gauge with 21ft viewing length

Oak Road is a fictitious station on the Paddington to Exeter main line, based somewhere in Somerset/Devon and modelled on the time period of 2013 to present day. The layout features an double track main line, a branch line and a virtual quarry.

Pottendorf
HO Gauge with 16ft viewing length

The layout represents a small rural station in Frankische Schweiz in Oberfranken during 1912, just before the great Continental Empires ceased to exist. It is the dog days of a hot summer, everything has a fine layer of very pale yellowish dust, typical of a very dry August.
Pottendorf
Sidmouth
P4 Gauge with 28ft viewing length

This layout represents the terminus of an 8 mile branch line that ran from Sidmouth Junction, on the former London and South Western Railway, to the seaside town of Sidmouth in East Devon. The line was opened in 1874 and this model represents Sidmouth when it was operated by British Railways Southern Region in the Summer of 1959 or 1960. During this period there would have been around 15 trains each way per day, including through coaches from London Waterloo.
Sidmouth
Stapleforth St. Stephens
N Gauge with 15ft viewing length

The layout is an N gauge mainline of freelance design, with a track plan designed to provide train movements which are entertaining and hopefully appreciated by those watching and a headache to the operators if they make a mistake. It is set at the time of the Privatisation Era (1995-present) and you will see representations of all locomotives and stock which have run during the last 17 years.
Stapleforth St. Stephens
Tidworth
OO Gauge with 10ft viewing length

The village of Tidworth increased in size with lots of homes constructed in the 1970s and 80s due to population demand in the Salisbury area. This growth resulted in the previously military only railway line being upgraded and the station rebuilt in the mid-80s just as the colourful Network South East (NSE) branding was created.
Tidworth
Tiverton
EM Gauge with 29ft viewing length

The model represents the station at Tiverton where the lines from Exeter, Dulverton and Tiverton Junction converge. It portrays the station at Tiverton during the late 1930s, after the station layout had been expanded to its maximum extent, and after the earlier multi-bay platform canopies had been replaced with more modern versions. The layout is 4mm to the foot, EM with a track gauge of 18mm. The prototype layout has been followed as closely as possible within the constraints of the available space.
Tiverton
Villefranche Le Chapelle
HO Gauge with 10ft viewing length

Villefranche-la-Chapelle is a small layout designed to show a shunting yard in a fictional French town in the 1990s. The yard serves a number of industries and portrays the atmosphere of a typical French small town and its still-active rail system, something that had disappeared from the British rail scene in the 1960s.
Villefranche Le Chapelle
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