The Saxeten Gemeinde Karren-bahn is set in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland around the village of Saxeten. It is a metre gauge railway built to a scale of 5mm to one foot, which is very close to S scale. The model uses rack assistance to negotiate the steep inclines and the catenary is fully working. The track is a mixture of hand built and proprietary.
Gordon Homer. Romsey and Dist Railway Modellers Society
Ashwood End is an N gauge layout made from plywood, base board and paper-mache. The buildings are Metcalfe, the track, Peco and rolling stock is Farish. Set in the 1970’s the location is fictional.
Town with Trams
A small town with OO scale model trams running through the streets. Some of the buildings have been inspired by buildings in Fordingbridge. Can you identify them?
This model was exhibited at the 2019 Birmingham National Exhibition and is also featured in the 2020 Hornby calendar. A station to fiddle yard arrangement constructed on two boards. Exton Quay is based around the Topsham/Exton area on the River Exe in Devon. The era is around the 1930s so firmly in the days of the Southern Railway. The line from Exeter to Exmouth was built by the London and South Western Railway in 1876. The main products shipped were guano imported from Brazil to supply the Odams fertilizer factory from where it was transported by rail to all points north. The model is a 4mm scale, 16.5 ‘OO’ gauge layout running on SMP track and copper clad points controlled by Cobalt point motors. All the buildings, trees and fencing are scratch built. Locomotives are kit built mainly from South Eastern Finecast, numbered from loco’s located at the Exmouth shed.
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Peter Making. Romsey and Dist Railway Modellers Society
Brook Junction is an ‘N’ gauge layout originally built as a test bed for running a variety of models. As such it does not represent any particular area, era or regional company. Which era and company dating from the 1930’s to the 1970’s will be represented today?
Roger Beech. Gosport Model Railway Club.
A US railroad scene set in the Rocky Mountains where routes took them across raging rivers and immense forests whilst climbing the mountains. One method of gaining height was to make a 360 degree circle over itself. Tehachapi Loop in California is an impressive example. This ‘N’ gauge layout attempts to convey this spectacular event.
Ian Matterface. Southwestern Model Railway Club.
Pine Road is a DCC controlled fictional Southern Railway terminus set in Dorset in the mid 1930’s. Many of the featured structures are based upon those previously found on the now closed Lyme Regis branch.
David Tiller. Salisbury and District Model Engineering Society.
A varied display of model making at its best. On show will be examples of members work including engineering models, boats and models constructed from wood.
David Round. Wimborne Railway Society.
Featured in the Railway Modeller March 2019.
Horton Road is a DCC operated ‘O’ gauge fictitious Southern British Railways layout. It features a terminus station with normal railway facilities including a goods branch.
Tony Parker. New Forest Model Railway Society.
This is a fictitious late steam, early diesel layout based on a small country station that used to connect to the main network with a through line which is now represented by a blocked off tunnel. Consequently the station was re-designated as a branch line with much reduced traffic. It survived mainly due to small local businesses and an increase in visitors, mainly walkers and cyclists who stopped here to explore the local countryside.
Winner of the Annual Award for Modelling Excellence at Exmoor Rail August 2018.
Also featured in the Railway Modeller March 2018.
Hillbrow is an imaginary location somewhere in the south of England. Its small station serves a wood yard and coal merchant. Motive power and stock are by Bachmann, Mini trains, Roco and Peco with kit built and adaptations by Dundas, Narrow Planet, Worsley Works and the 009 Society. All are equipped with an uncoupling system operated by rare earth magnets and staples attached to the coupling droppers.
PECO 009 track and point work is used with turnouts operated by wire in tubes. Buildings are mainly kit built with a few modified or scratch built examples.
Howard Coulson. Romsey and Dist Railway Modellers Society
Molendorp is imagined to be in Holland, South East of Eindhoven on a metre gauge cross border line into Belgium (ZNOB) (Zuid Nederlands Oost Belgie / South Netherlands East Belgium) and is set in the 1930’s. The Belgium SNCV made good use of Railcars for passenger workings and big steam tram locos for goods. The Dutch steam tramways tended to use small steam tram locos with bogie coaches. Molendorp means Milltown and there is a windmill and steam powered mill in the old town together with spacious public gardens. There are workings from and to the SNCV across the border at Maaseik.
Gerald Page. Romsey and District Railway Modellers Society
All services terminate here, the crossing gates are now closed, the line beyond has been lifted. Passenger and goods services are still to be seen as the line draws to a close. Freight services are turned here to support sidings back up the line.
Created for a Romsey Club 40” challenge, Dhoby Ghaut is DC operated with one engine in steam. Set in the era late Southern early British Rail near the Somerset and Dorset border. Terriers, Panniers and even the odd rail car or m7 is to be seen. It is a mix of traditional modelling with a modern twist. A cassette based fiddle yard keeps things moving. Scenery is budget modelling using up-cycled buildings with nothing over a £1. Modelling that is cheap and fun. www.rdms.com
Set between 1928 and 1933 this small fictional station and goods yard is typical of the South Kent Coast. The full effect of grouping has not yet reached Rookery Lane and therefore a mixture of SR, LBSCR and SECR structures and stock are evident.
“Drive a Train”
Twickenham and District MRS. Rob Gibson
All ages can have fun with this layout, enjoy driving a locomotive with carriages and wagons
This layout is to a design from the Peco Setrack plan book as a development of the basic toy train set. It has been set to represent an Isle of Wight theme with a station being opened on the Central Railway to serve a nearby Chine.
The simple passenger service features locomotive types that were suitable for the island trains, pulling coaches converted from Triang clerestory stock as described in a Peco 1960’s article. Goods traffic has been enhanced by China Clay from a nearby source, allowing a Beattie Well tank to make an appearance. Other features to note are the trees, which are not in leaf and the Gaugemaster back scene depicting winter. In the field there are pecking chickens and a donkey.
Andrew Smart. Mountbatten School Model Railway Club.
Woodley Castle (The Isle of Sodor) has been designed to allow up to two children to operate it at a time. It is a double track tail chaser with sidings where the motive power is provided by locomotives from Hornby’s Thomas range. It is run and managed by The Mountbatten School Model Railway club which promotes the interest in Model Railways to young People.
Reg and Mary Hunt. Salisbury and S. Wilts Railway Society.
This layout makes use of American locos featuring a circus train, logging, Gandy dancer, Shay locos, wagons and trams. At any one time there are three trains running.
Sonny Hamid. Burbage and District Model Railway Club
A club layout specially designed for visitors both young and old to operate the trains. Additionally the club’s model construction experts will be on hand to demonstrate building construction.
Set in the early sixties, Shillingsford is a fictional terminus branch station loosely based on Shillingstone on the Somerset and Dorset railway. There is a large cattle dock, several goods sidings and a busy passenger station ensuring that something somewhere is moving all the time.
The layout is DCC controlled using a Digitrax system and all the locos are DCC sound fitted. All the rolling stock is fitted with Kadee couplings giving a pleasing operating and viewing experience,
The fiddle yard consists of a large swivelling sector plate that can hold a 4 coach train and a separate plate where locos can be detached from trains and run around.