Layouts

Saturday 21st October 2017: 10.00am to 5.00pm
& Sunday 22nd October 2017: 10.00am to 4.00pm

BIGGER and BETTER show for 2017 with over 30 layouts booked to appear. General floor plan and latest developments can be viewed on the new 'Show Developments' page.

Abingdon Branch
OO Gauge with 24ft viewing length

Abingdon station is a Great Western terminus station and the model has been extensively researched by the owners and set in the late 1930s. The track is C&L OO gauge finescale, with the ballast coming from the track bed of the Abingdon branch and crushed to the correct size.

Angst-Lesspork
OO9 Gauge with 9ft viewing length

Angst-Lesspork draws its inspiration from and is a tribute to the "Discworld" books of Terry Pratchett and in particular the greatest city on the Circle Sea, Ankh-Morpork. The scene is urban with predominately timber-framed buildings and a tidal river to the front. Although superficially a Victorian/Edwardian townscape, many characters and architectural features give clues to the layout's true identity.
Angst Lesspork

Apa Park and Apagele
N Gauge with 9ft viewing length

Apa Park and Apagele are DCC controlled model railways built within the confines of a single Ikea APA toybox and liked together.
Apa Park
Brewhouse Lane
OO Gauge with 6ft viewing length

This 1970/80's goods yard based somewhere in the North of England, has seen many changes from brewing beer and the printing of newspapers to the transit of nuclear material. The former weigh bridge hut has now found use with the local permanent way gang.
Brewhouse Lane
Brixham Bay
N Gauge with 8ft viewing length

The layout is based on the 1930s GWR branch line terminus at Brixham in the 1930s and 1940s. All the buildings were extensively researched before being added to the model. The rolling stock is modified ready to run and kit built examples of stock that would be seen between the wars at Brixham.
Brixham Bay

Burnham Constable
O Gauge with 28ft viewing length

Small fictitious country terminus set near the North Norfolk coast as it might have appeared in the years 1900 to 1914.
Burnham Constable
Bw Dulelshausen
HO Gauge

Traction servicing depot somewhere in former West Germany close to the East German border. East and West German locomotives can be seen.

City Basin Goods
N Gauge with 8ft viewing length

Set in the late 1960's in the Western Region hydraulic era. The layout portrays an urban goods only freight terminus with fuel terminal, NCL sundries depot, and BR parcels depot.
City Basin Goods
Dogrigol
OO9 Gauge with 4ft viewing length

A multi-level Welsh mountainside railway near Beddgelert in Snowdonia depicting a series of copper mines known locally as 'Mynydd Copr'. The model railway has six separate operational tracks one in HOf 6.5mm gauge, four in 009/HOe 9mm on three levels and one in HOn3z(Zahnradbahn) a 10.5mm rack railway.

Feltham Road MPD
OO Gauge with 6ft viewing length

The layout is based at Feltham, South London in the 1950s. The shed, turntable and track plan reflect the originals at Feltham. A DCC system is used to control locomotives, sounds, signalling and points.
Feltham Road MPD

Franwood TMD
OO Gauge with 5ft viewing length

Franwood TMD is a fictional British Rail traction depot somewhere in the Midlands, offering basic maintenance, fuelling and stabling facilities for visiting diesel locomotives ranging from Class 08 diesel shunters to heavy freight Class 66s.
Franwood TMD
Oake
OO Gauge with 20ft viewing length

Popular club layout that will be running British Railways blue/grey era stock for the very first time. Stand back and enjoy the procession of rolling stock.
Oake
Gweek North Quay - Helford Valley Railway
O16.5 Gauge with 20ft viewing length

Immortalised by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch's poetry and Daphne duMaurier's 'Frenchman's Creek', the Helford River is one of Cornwall's most beautiful natural assets, the narrow gauge railway that once wandered through it is also one of its best kept secrets.
Gweek North Quay
Lakebank
3mm Gauge with 8ft viewing length

A fictitious ex-Furness Railway branch set in the early LMS period from 1923-1930. It is influenced by Coniston, Windermere Lakeside branch and Arthur Ransome's children's classic 'Swallows and Amazons'
Lakebank
Laramie Engine Terminal
O Gauge with 14ft viewing length

Laramie Engine Terminal depicts a part of the Union Pacific Engine Terminal at Laramie Wyoming as it was in the late 1950s. In the hot summers of 1957 & 58, the Union Pacific's Big Boys (amongst the largest steam locomotives ever built) were brought out of store for their final moment of glory. These moments are recreated for you to enjoy.
Laramie Engine Terminal
Longreach
N Gauge with 16ft viewing length

Longreach is a based on a modern 4 track mainline in the Midlands of the UK. It features two towns at each end of the layout display and has modern industrial units which are rail served in the centre of the layout.

Midsummer End
N Gauge with 7ft viewing length

Compact DCC N Gauge layout based in the 1940s steam era. It comprises a village terminus in the middle of Somerset/Dorset and features a small goods yard and single platform station.
Midsummer End
Milton Abbas
O Gauge with 30ft viewing length

The station of "Milton Abbas change for Corfe Mullen" lies on a fictitious secondary route of the old Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. The layout imagines that the directors of the S&DJR, seeing the potential of a line to link up with the LSWR at Moreton near Weymouth, built the line with the hope it would bring extra revenue to the company.

Much Murkle
OO Gauge with 13ft viewing length

Much Murkle; population 1452 according to the 1931 census is set in a fictitious 1930's community in Herefordshire and is served by a single track branch from the equally fictitious junction at Newent on the Gloucester to Hereford Line. The branch is just 8 miles long, with one intermediate station at the village of Kempstone and a small halt serving Sollers Hall.
Much Murkle
North Hurst
OO Gauge with 33ft viewing length

North Hurst actually consists of 2 separate ex SR layouts. Loosely based on the railways of South London this a very popular layout with the public & discerning modeller alike with 1960's steam, diesel & now electric trains allowing for interesting operation & viewing, with something moving at all times.
North Hurst
Phoenix Road
N Gauge with 10ft viewing length

The initial incarnation of this layout was known as Melkridge and following a house move in 2002 was abandoned to oblivion in the garage where it became a home for spiders and woodlice. In recent years it has been refurbished and extended hence the new name of Phoenix Road .

RS Tower
HO Gauge with 32ft viewing length

RS Tower is an interlocking tower (Signal Box) located in a small Midwestern town, and it controls the flat crossing of two main lines.The busiest of these is a CTC controlled main line that goes from single to double track at the interlocking, the quieter consists of a single track that winds its way through town involving a short stretch of street running. br>
RS Tower
Safety First
OO Gauge with 8ft viewing length

A high quality model railway designed by Western Power Distribution to highlight the many dangers that exist on and alongside the railway and power distribution network.

Safety First
Photograph copyright Steve Gibbons
South Junction
EM Gauge with 30ft viewing length

South Junction is a stretch of mainline 'somewhere in England'. Looking from the front the tracks emerge from tunnel mouths and pass across a viaduct. Just after the viaduct there is an entrance to a small goods yard. Further along the lines diverge at South Junction and disappear into further tunnels. From the end of the viaduct on wards the line-side industry increases in density toward the imagined town. There is no station on the layout as it is considered to be out of sight the other side of the tunnels.
South Junction
The Shed
O Gauge with 8ft viewing length

The layout portrays a small engine shed located at a secondary rail junction, the small shed has a larger allocation of locos than would be normal for a shed of this size as it serves a number of branch lines in the area. It is modelled in the BR(W) period in the late 1950s, the layout is operated by DCC and all the locos are sound fitted.

Tal Coed
009 Gauge with 4ft viewing length

Welsh narrow gauge layout heavily influenced by the Tal-y-llyn and Ffestiniog railways.
Tal Coed
Thornbury Hill
OO Gauge with 42ft viewing length

'Thornbury Hill' represents a section of the London Victoria - Brighton mainline in south London, and shows Thornbury Hill station with the four track main line converging into two, a goods yard and a non-electrified branch line. Steam, diesel and electric traction all feature.
Thornbury Hill
Tipham
OO Gauge with 10ft viewing length

Set in East Angla during the early 1960s. The Beeching axe has been wielded, the branchline is in decline, passenger services have nearly finished and goods services to the local yard are being run down. However the remaining services produce a variety of small steam locomotives, shunting locomotives and a railbus.
Tipham
Wheal Anna
OO Gauge with 15ft viewing length

Set in a Cornish location and represents the traditional dries associated with the china clay industry. The time period is the transition from steam to diesel haulage so some steam and early diesels are employed.
Wheal Anna
Wyandotte Sidings
HO Gauge with 23ft viewing length

Wyandotte Siding is a fictional location set in the early 1950s somewhere on the Southern Pacific's East Valley line between Chico and Marysville, CA.
Wyandotte Sidings
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