Layouts – 2018 exhibition

PLEASE NOTE: We endeavour to present all layouts and trade stand as described here. However, this may not always be possible and we reserve the right to amend and withdraw exhibits when circumstances are unavoidale and beyond our control.

T scale

Stratfield

Michael Towers
A tiny T gauge (1:450 scale) layout in a guitar case based on BR in the 1980s.

Z scale

Sankei Kansen 2

Peter McConnell
A modern Japanese scene with realistically long freight and passenger trains and featuring the world-famous Shinkansen / Bullet train.

Standen Watchett

Graham Jones
Freelance exhibition layout featuring the LNER just prior to Nationalisation progressing through the ages to BR Eastern Region in the mid 1990s when diesel was king and on into electrification. The area modelled is somewhere on the East Coast Mainline.

N scale

Burshaw North Western

David Forshaw
Burshaw North Western is a fictitious station location on the West Coast Main Line (WCML), in North West England. The overhead wires are approaching as part of the Weaver Junction to Glasgow project to complete the WCML electrification from Euston to Glasgow, which will be switched on in a couple of years’ time.

Castleside Junction

Colin Joyce
A home and exhibition layout which shows how much can be done in N gauge, when two enthusiasts get together, to produce an interesting large layout in a reasonable space.

Dentdale

Wayne Webb, Bob Taylor
Award-winning (Warley 2015 Best N Gauge layout!) Settle and Carlisle-based layout which runs from the Coal Road Bridge to Blea Moor Tunnel and includes features such as Dent station and sidings, Arten Gill viaduct and St Leonard’s Church.

Dowdam International

Jonathan Wilkins
Based loosely on Schipol Airport in the Netherlands. A busy train service is running between the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Observant viewers will notice the cargo plane taxiing ro its stand!

Greystones Central

Ann Sturman
This British outline layout is set in the late 1950s/early 1960s on two levels. This offers continuous running on the lower level and operational movement on the upper layout, using both steam and diesel motive power.

Horseblock Lane

Neal Cooper
A small shunting layout set in the post-privatisation era. The premise is a West Midlands through route, truncated under Beeching leaving access to the wagon repairers and cement terminal. More recently, the station, “Rood End”, has been reopened for a DMU commuter service.

N.E. Where

Ian Redman
We use the modular system where each member builds and owns their own board and we then join them together to form various size layouts. It can be set anywhere in the world from Japan to the UK scenes. We don’t run to any timetable but whatever we do we always keep the trains moving. We are always willing to talk so if you have a question, please ask.

Rugby Central

Robert Longman
Rugby Central was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1899. We are modelling the station, goods yard and its environs as it was in the late 1950s until closure, under the Beeching closure programme, on 3rd September 1966. Our “N” gauge layout is based on the station and its environs in the late 1950s/early 1960s.The layout is on 4 boards with an overall size of 16′ x 3′. We have managed, with some slight modellers licence to include all the main areas of the Station and Goods Yard to scale.

Tanners Hill

Stephen Farmer
Tanners Hill is set in the late Network SouthEast era. It is an imaginary suburban station built in N gauge and is set in the New Cross area of South London. Most of the units have been built from kits and represent types of units and liveries seen around at the time.

William’s Curve

Bill Ball Peter Ball
Based somewhere on the Canadian and American borders. This layout is built and operated for our pleasure, so we run both American and Canadian stock.

Wolverton Mill

Angela Hawker
An imaginary layout loosely based on Wolverton Carriage Works – two millers arguing about who produces the finest flour!

009 scale

Coleford

John Wilkes
Coleford is based on a real railway in the Forest of Dean, with history having been warped a little to suit a “narrow” (gauge) mind. The railway from Coleford to Monmouth had its origins as a 3’ 6”gauge plateway, the Monmouth Tramway carrying coal, clay and lime to the river Wye at Monmouth. But it’s been reinvented as a 2’ gauge railway serving a quarry, gold processing and a chocolate factory.

Ilfracombe East

Brian Key
Based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Ilfracombe East is the terminus of a fictitious Blackmoor Gate – Ilfracombe branch. Set in the ‘Southern’ period (1923-1935), with a number of vehicles retaining their L&B colours. Includes a number of items of rolling stock representing developments had closure not taken place in 1935.

Stanton Cum Lacy

Mark Howe
Unfortunately Mark has had to withdraw his layout this year. We hope he can join us in future.

Timber Valley

Dale Gillard
Fictitious location set somewhere in Yorkshire depicting the local community working at a sawmill. The main station takes passengers off to meet the main line with the small branch line heading off into the hills and adjoining valley.

00 scale

Castle Mawr

Geoff Trenholme
A rural landscape with a more protoypical platform length station able to accept longer trains. Twin track oval with siding functioning as a scenic fiddle yard.

Chalk Hill

Paul Martindale, Neville Townend
Modern image small suburban terminus with adjacent freight depot for container/palletised goods. Small diesel depot/signing on point and stone yard/CE stabling. To the front is a small steam shed and running line for preserved steam/diesel locos. DCC with sound.

East Quay

Mick Payne
Small fictitious Cornish Quayside serving the local fishing industry and ferry to the other side of the estuary. A Great Western branch line set in the mid to late 40’s.

Elmwood Quay

Mick Wooldridge
A cross London line with a variety of locos and stock from all regions. Based on the 1950s-60s period, although some modellers license is used. All the buildings interiors are fully detailed and most are illuminated.

Hornby Road

Jim Rainer
Double main line, engine shed and goods yard. On 5 baseboards, running Hornby Dublo trains with a few ‘never wazzers’ (never was made!) included.

Thomas at Silverfox Island

Gareth Homersley
A DCC layout built for children to operate. A double track loop passing through scenery – come and try your driving skills using DCC operation.

Triang Railways and Minic Motorways

Dave White
Manufactured by the Triang Company Line Brothers, the railways were manufactured in Margate while the motorway was made in the Canterbury factory. Triang was the largest toy company in the World during the 1960s!

Wandlebury Road

Dan Deathe
Modern day diesel depot with a variety of diesel freight and passenger locomotives.

Whitehall

Roger White Don Hall
Typical large example of the ‘perfect tabletop’ railway as advertised by Meccano Ltd in the 40s and 50s for the Hornby Dublo three rail system. Features locos and rolling stock wth accessories as provided by Meccano.

0n30 (0-16.5)

Glendon Halt

MKMRS
Compact narrow gauge layout illustrating use of 0 gauge in a limted space. Layout and stock are scratch built. With thanks to John Mileson who kindly donated the layout to MKMRS.

Snowy River

Terry Rowe
North American narrow gauge, set in Maine USA around 60 years ago.

EM scale

Burton Bradstock

Chris Lester
Imagines the Abbotsbory branch was extended towards Bridport. It is set in BR(W) days and features kit built and converted RTR stock.

Pentrefan

Mike Morley
A very minor halt on an extremely obscure byway somewhere in the deepest, darkest depths of 1920s mid-Wales!

Roadwater

Stephen Walker
Terminus on a ‘might-have-been’ truncated GWR branch. I have changed history and assumed the line remained, linking to the Taunton – Minehead branch at Washford.

0 scale

Belbroughton

Ron Bailes
A Western Region branch-line in the late 1950s. Belbroughton in North Worcestershire is a village in an area bounded by Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Stourbridge. In real life the village never had a railway but this is what could have been if the LMS and GWR had built a line into the town.

Blackshaw Yard/Coopers End

M Hazeltine
Blackshaw Yard was built in memory of my partner, Sandra Blackshaw. All structures are scratch built, with the locos and rolling stock being a mixture of kit and RTR. Coopers End was built as an addition to Blackshaws Yard, but can be exhibited on its own.

Harpenden East

Andy Ward
Harpenden East is a small country station and good yard, situated on the border of the Midland and Eastern regions of British Railways just to the south of Luton on the now defunct line between Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn Garden City.

Lionel 0 Gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel 0 Gauge began manufacture in the early 1900s and continues to the present day in the traditional form of 20 volt AC running on 3-rail track. One feature of the system is the many working accessories which can be seen around the layout.

The Wagon Works (a pointless layout)

Colin French
This layout is a fictional ‘0’ gauge, minimum space shunting layout, influenced by what the builder remembers of Wolverton Works in the town from where he originates. The back scene represents a workshop and wagons are worked into this, via a working turntable. Locomotives are from different companies depending on region represented. The layout was featured in the April 2016 edition of Railway Modeller. To save space there are no turnouts on the layout, hence the title.

Wildean

John Forman
Scenic tinplate layout set in the early 1930s using items that were around in those days: tinplate trains and accessories, lead figures and animals, tin houses, horse drawn farm implements etc.

G scale (inc. G9 & Gn15)

Gneiss Cider

Barry Weston
Depicts the cider producing end of the Gneiss Farm Estate with the cider press, underground storage and Pub. The layout is Gn15 Scale, and uses 16.5mm track at 1:22.5/1:24 scale to represent 15” gauge. The Underground storage tunnels provide a home to the resident Artist studio, and a ghostly spirit can sometimes be seen and heard.

PG Wood House

Barry Weston
Built in G9 scale, the layout is located near the Orchard by the Tennis Courts adjacent to the Formal Gardens on the fictional Katham House Estate. The railway was constructed (with help) by the brother of the present Lord of the Manor for his niece & nephew in order that they had somewhere to run smaller scale trains and locomotives, The main Estate Railway is constructed to 15” gauge and follows Sir A. P. Heywood’s principles.

Putnoe Halt

Simon Marshall
Demonstrates that although these are large trains you don’t have to have a large space! Based on a small country village station with a couple of goods sidings, most trains and rolling stock used is of foreign origin.

Other scales & demonstrations

Brickville Town Harbour

Martin Shenton
Lego layout featuring harbour, beach and train ferry!

Ride-on railway

A chance to ride on a real railway, courtesy of our friends and near neighbours at Milton Keynes Model Engineering Society. Sit tight as your train glides along the gallery corridor!

FULL LIST OF ALL LAYOUTS TO DATE

T scale

Stratfield

Michael Towers
A tiny T gauge (1:450 scale) layout in a guitar case based on BR in the 1980s.

Z scale

Sankei Kansen 2

Peter McConnell
A modern Japanese scene with realistically long freight and passenger trains and featuring the world-famous Shinkansen/Bullet train.

Standen Watchett

Graham Jones
Freelance exhibition layout featuring the LNER just prior to Nationalisation progressing through the ages to BR Eastern Region in the mid 1990s when diesel was king and on into electrification. The area modelled is somewhere on the East Coast Mainline.

N scale

Burshaw North Western

David Forshaw
Burshaw North Western is a fictitious station location on the West Coast Main Line (WCML), in North West England. The overhead wires are approaching as part of the Weaver Junction to Glasgow project to complete the WCML electrification from Euston to Glasgow, which will be switched on in a couple of years’ time.

Castleside Junction

Colin Joyce
A home and exhibition layout which shows how much can be done in N gauge, when two enthusiasts get together, to produce an interesting large layout in a reasonable space.

Dentdale

Wayne Webb, Bob Taylor
Award-winning (Warley 2015 Best N Gauge layout!) Settle and Carlisle-based layout which runs from the Coal Road Bridge to Blea Moor Tunnel and includes features such as Dent station and sidings, Arten Gill viaduct and St Leonard’s Church.

Dowdam International

Jonathan Wilkins
Based loosely on Schipol Airport in the Netherlands. A busy train service is running between the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. Observant viewers will notice the cargo plane taxiing ro its stand!

Greystones Central

Ann Sturman
This British outline layout is set in the late 1950s/early 1960s on two levels. This offers continuous running on the lower level and operational movement on the upper layout, using both steam and diesel motive power.

Horseblock Lane

Neal Cooper
A small shunting layout set in the post-privatisation era. The premise is a West Midlands through route, truncated under Beeching leaving access to the wagon repairers and cement terminal. More recently, the station, “Rood End”, has been reopened for a DMU commuter service.

N.E. Where

Ian Redman
We use the modular system where each member builds and owns their own board and we then join them together to form various size layouts. It can be set anywhere in the world from Japan to the UK scenes. We don’t run to any timetable but whatever we do we always keep the trains moving. We are always willing to talk so if you have a question, please ask.

Rugby Central

Robert Longman
Rugby Central was built by the Great Central Railway and opened in 1899. We are modelling the station, goods yard and its environs as it was in the late 1950s until closure, under the Beeching closure programme, on 3rd September 1966. Our “N” gauge layout is based on the station and its environs in the late 1950s/early 1960s.The layout is on 4 boards with an overall size of 16′ x 3′. We have managed, with some slight modellers licence to include all the main areas of the Station and Goods Yard to scale.

Tanners Hill

Stephen Farmer
Tanners Hill is set in the late Network SouthEast era. It is an imaginary suburban station built in N gauge and is set in the New Cross area of South London. Most of the units have been built from kits and represent types of units and liveries seen around at the time.

William’s Curve

Bill Ball Peter Ball
Based somewhere on the Canadian and American borders. This layout is built and operated for our pleasure, so we run both American and Canadian stock.

Wolverton Mill

Angela Hawker
An imaginary layout loosely based on Wolverton Carriage Works – two millers arguing about who produces the finest flour!

009 scale

Coleford

John Wilkes
Coleford is based on a real railway in the Forest of Dean, with history having been warped a little to suit a “narrow” (gauge) mind. The railway from Coleford to Monmouth had its origins as a 3’ 6”gauge plateway, the Monmouth Tramway carrying coal, clay and lime to the river Wye at Monmouth. But it’s been reinvented as a 2’ gauge railway serving a quarry, gold processing and a chocolate factory.

Ilfracombe East

Brian Key
Based on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, Ilfracombe East is the terminus of a fictitious Blackmoor Gate – Ilfracombe branch. Set in the ‘Southern’ period (1923-1935), with a number of vehicles retaining their L&B colours. Includes a number of items of rolling stock representing developments had closure not taken place in 1935.

Stanton Cum Lacy

Mark Howe
Unfortunately Mark has had to withdraw his layout this year. We hope he can join us in future.

Timber Valley

Dale Gillard
Fictitious location set somewhere in Yorkshire depicting the local community working at a sawmill. The main station takes passengers off to meet the main line with the small branch line heading off into the hills and adjoining valley.

00 scale

Castle Mawr

Geoff Trenholme
A rural landscape with a more protoypical platform length station able to accept longer trains. Twin track oval with siding functioning as a scenic fiddle yard.

Chalk Hill

Paul Martindale, Neville Townend
Modern image small suburban terminus with adjacent freight depot for container/palletised goods. Small diesel depot/signing on point and stone yard/CE stabling. To the front is a small steam shed and running line for preserved steam/diesel locos. DCC with sound.

East Quay

Mick Payne
Small fictitious Cornish Quayside serving the local fishing industry and ferry to the other side of the estuary. A Great Western branch line set in the mid to late 40’s.

Elmwood Quay

Mick Wooldridge
A cross London line with a variety of locos and stock from all regions. Based on the 1950s-60s period, although some modellers license is used. All the buildings interiors are fully detailed and most are illuminated.

Hornby Road

Jim Rainer
Double main line, engine shed and goods yard. On 5 baseboards, running Hornby Dublo trains with a few ‘never wazzers’ (never was made!) included.

Thomas at Silverfox Island

Gareth Homersley
A DCC layout built for children to operate. A double track loop passing through scenery – come and try your driving skills using DCC operation.

Triang Railways and Minic Motorways

Dave White
Manufactured by the Triang Company Line Brothers, the railways were manufactured in Margate while the motorway was made in the Canterbury factory. Triang was the largest toy company in the World during the 1960s!

Wandlebury Road

Dan Deathe
Modern day diesel depot with a variety of diesel freight and passenger locomotives.

Whitehall

Roger White Don Hall
Typical large example of the ‘perfect tabletop’ railway as advertised by Meccano Ltd in the 40s and 50s for the Hornby Dublo three rail system. Features locos and rolling stock wth accessories as provided by Meccano.

0n30 scale

Glendon Halt

Club
Compact narrow gauge layout illustrating use of 0 gauge in a limted space. Layout and stock are scratch built. With thanks to John Mileson who kindly donated the layout to MKMRS.

Snowy River

Terry Rowe
North American narrow gauge, set in Maine USA around 60 years ago.

EM scale

Burton Bradstock

Chris Lester
Imagines the Abbotsbory branch was extended towards Bridport. It is set in BR(W) days and features kit built and converted RTR stock.

Pentrefan

Mike Morley
A very minor halt on an extremely obscure byway somewhere in the deepest, darkest depths of 1920s mid-Wales!

Roadwater

Stephen Walker
Terminus on a ‘might-have-been’ truncated GWR branch. I have changed history and assumed the line remained, linking to the Taunton – Minehead branch at Washford.

0 scale

Belbroughton

Ron Bailes
A Western Region branch-line in the late 1950s. Belbroughton in North Worcestershire is a village in an area bounded by Kidderminster, Bromsgrove, Longbridge and Stourbridge. In real life the village never had a railway but this is what could have been if the LMS and GWR had built a line into the town.

Blackshaw Yard/Coopers End

M Hazeltine
Blackshaw Yard was built in memory of my partner, Sandra Blackshaw. All structures are scratch built, with the locos and rolling stock being a mixture of kit and RTR. Coopers End was built as an addition to Blackshaws Yard, but can be exhibited on its own.

Harpenden East

Andy Ward
Harpenden East is a small country station and good yard, situated on the border of the Midland and Eastern regions of British Railways just to the south of Luton on the now defunct line between Leighton Buzzard and Welwyn Garden City.

Lionel 0 Gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel 0 Gauge began manufacture in the early 1900s and continues to the present day in the traditional form of 20 volt AC running on 3-rail track. One feature of the system is the many working accessories which can be seen around the layout.

The Wagon Works (a pointless layout)

Colin French
This layout is a fictional ‘0’ gauge, minimum space shunting layout, influenced by what the builder remembers of Wolverton Works in the town from where he originates. The back scene represents a workshop and wagons are worked into this, via a working turntable. Locomotives are from different companies depending on region represented. The layout was featured in the April 2016 edition of Railway Modeller. To save space there are no turnouts on the layout, hence the title.

Wildean

John Forman
Scenic tinplate layout set in the early 1930s using items that were around in those days: tinplate trains and accessories, lead figures and animals, tin houses, horse drawn farm implements etc.

G scale

Gneiss Cider

Barry Weston
Depicts the cider producing end of the Gneiss Farm Estate with the cider press, underground storage and Pub. The layout is Gn15 Scale, and uses 16.5mm track at 1:22.5/1:24 scale to represent 15” gauge. The Underground storage tunnels provide a home to the resident Artist studio, and a ghostly spirit can sometimes be seen and heard.

PG Wood House

Barry Weston
Built in G9 scale, the layout is located near the Orchard by the Tennis Courts adjacent to the Formal Gardens on the fictional Katham House Estate. The railway was constructed (with help) by the brother of the present Lord of the Manor for his niece & nephew in order that they had somewhere to run smaller scale trains and locomotives, The main Estate Railway is constructed to 15” gauge and follows Sir A. P. Heywood’s principles.

Putnoe Halt

Simon Marshall
Demonstrates that although these are large trains you don’t have to have a large space! Based on a small country village station with a couple of goods sidings, most trains and rolling stock used is of foreign origin.

Other scales

Brickville Town Harbour

Martin Shenton
Lego layout featuring harbour, beach and train ferry!

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