These are a series of pictures and
details of layouts owned by our club members, many never leave home.
LBSCR O GAUGE By Peter Wisdom
imaginary terminus in the area to the east of Haywards Heath, Skiems Hill
being the old spelling of Scaynes Hill. The buildings are all LB&SCR
prototypes, the station building Forest Row, the Goods shed Partridge Green,
the overbridge Leamland at Horsted Keynes and the signal box is a standard
Saxby & Farmer product. The locomotives are a mixture of Kits and
scratchbuilt as is the passenger and freight stock.
railway provides a passenger service and goods traffic. It serves a brickyard
delivering coal, sand and ash and carrying away bricks. The railway is
operated to a sequence and has been to several exhibitions.
East London Line O GAUGE By Peter Wisdom
LM / BR EM gauge By Bob Beattie
is a 4mm scale, EM gauge model, which depicts
the terminus of the inevitable
‘fictitious’ branch, in this case off the
West Coast Main Line between Preston and
Lancaster in Lancashire. My railway leaves the
WCML at Garstang & Catterall station
(which in fact closed in 1968) and extends
across the N. Fylde to the make-believe town
of Bowness which is at the mouth of the River
Lune to the south of Morecombe.
reflect my particular interests the model is
set quite specifically in the period between
the start of the summer timetable in 1955 and
the autumn of 1957 before diesel traction
really took over and freight traffic
layout is 13ft x 2ft and utilises plywood for
baseboard construction with hand-made track
using ply sleepers and rivets with cosmetic
plastic chairs. Control is conventional DC
with points (and eventually signals) worked
manually from a lever frame. Scenery is in its
infancy but I have managed to complete an over
bridge, goods shed and platform (all
scratch-built) and an LNWR signal box based on
a London Road Models kit.
of the period are either modified proprietary
models or kit built whilst coaches are
primarily from kits. As it is one of my main
interests, there are too many wagons available
for the layout and they are also mainly from
kits or scratch-built. Apart from some fixed
rakes, all stock is fitted with Sprat &
Southern Pacific HO gauge By Dave Clements
high up in the Sierra Nevada, California it’s the summer of 1959. The
Southern Pacific still bring trains of holidaymakers up from Fresno to
Lakeside. The branch line has only been owned by the SP since 1933 and they
have re-equipped it after the war with second-hand stock to keep costs low,
much of which still awaits a repaint.
Big Creek Lumber Co has trackage rights over the branch line so expect to see
some of the strange looking Shay type steam locomotives. The track plan at
Lakeside bears a passing resemblance to El Portel on the Yosemite Valley RR.
Track is PECO Code 70 with stock a mixture of kit built and ready to run. The
depot is based on an American Model Builders kit and has a scratchbuilt
detailed interior. The trestle on the logging line has been constructed by my
daughter (with help from Dad!) as part of her Duke of Edinburgh award project.
The layout is not complete, but completion is a never-ending quest so please
be patient and see what has happened by its next public outing.
OLYMPIA:- N scale By Andy Gibbs Updated
Olympia in N scale based around 1980 and will showcase Motorail services, lots
of cross London freight including trains bound for the Train ferry at Dover.
It will also have the direct Brighton to Manchester services which started in
1979. More details of the layout can be found on RMWEB
including how the layout and buildings were constructed.
click on the link above to open a new page to Kensington Olympia.
on the totems below to access the relevant pages.