Layouts – 2018 exhibition

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

Layouts listed below are as confirmed to date – more to come!

N scale

Bodmin General

Josh Voce
Set in the steam era of the 1950’s, the layout is a through working terminus on the line from Bodmin Road to the “withered arm” of Southern Railway at Wadebridge. It is based on measurements taken at the site. The main station building is still in existence as a railway preservation area. All other buildings have been recreated from photographs and descriptions published in books and have been covered in real stone gathered from the site.

Deansmoor

Jon Dean
The layout is post-privatisation set somewhere around Stockport where a single line through the Peal District crosses the West Coast Main Line. It was inspired by, but bears no resemblance to, the Midland line through Cheadle Heath. I have imagined a local passenger service and have added a small halt (Deansmoor) and a cement terminal based on the one at Northenden, now demolished.

Worriff

Roy Wilson
Shows how a Beeching-closed line could have been developed for both passenger and freight traffic to provide services to the main line; also, to a local adventure theme park. Set in the 1970s with diesel power.

H0 scale

29th Street Wharf

David George
A freelance, “box theatre-style” layout representing a West Coast USA city sea-front railroad. The exhibit depicts typical, gradual railroad and associated industry developments over a period of time (1970s to late 1990s). The primary objective is to both retain some heritage and strike a balance between old, run down, and new. Industrial and commercial structures require hopper and box-car handling. A small servicing area and a timber landing/pier are featured, together with a stone/aggregate loading terminal, fed by a conveyor system, to support 2 harbour-side tracks and a river barge loading facility.

Lemmington Park

Tim Neale
This is a station in the outskirts of Chicago, on what was once a through line but now truncated and serving as an outer-suburban terminus receiving push-pull trains as used by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and latterly by Metra. Joliet, Illinois was a definite influence here.

Springfield Street Yard

John Davy
H0 scale layout located in 1980s USA.

00 scale

Bertram Mills Circus

Roy Simmons
Layout depicting the Bertram Mills Circus in 1960. The Circus was the only British circus to move by rail.

Chilcompton

Guy Craddock
Chilcompton is situated some 14 miles north of Bath Green Park Station. The era is set sometime between 1950 and 1955, the stock represents what would have run over the real line at this time. The station and goods yard area is a 00 4mm layout with some artistic license being taken with the curves formation at each end.

Duke Street

Ron McCaskie
Duke Street shows a full selection of Hornby Dublo 2 rail steam and diesel locomotives, plus a few Wrenn locomotives. There is as complete range of goods wagons and carriages of the super detailed series and also the later plastic buildings from the Hornby range, plus other period accessories from companies such as Merit and Crescent.

Fisherton Sarum

Graham Muspratt
A Southern Railway MPD layout, using Salisbury (as it has a family connection) as the inspiration, and the basis for the structures on the layout. Set in the period 1946 to 1949. It enables the exhibiting of a large and varied range of Southern locomotives and rolling stock from the period.

I ‘Ad That

Andy Miller
Launched in 1938 as the perfect table railway, I ‘Ad That is a homage to the Hornby Dublo three rail system which ceased production in 1964. We have created a scenic layout that incorporates many original accessories and is sympathetic to the original designs, with some modern tweaks. You may still have a three rail train set stored away in your loft – or you may just recall… “I ‘ad that!”

Thomas at Silverfox Island

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

Valencia Harbour

Andy Cundick
Depicts the Great Southern Railway line between Farranfore and Valencia Harbour. Constructed between 1885 and 1893 (but closed in 1960), Valencia’s chief claim to fame was being the westernmost railhead in Europe and the point where the North Atlantic telegraph cable entered the Atlantic Ocean.

Wrennchester

Geoff Balston
Small layout depicting Southern engine shed in the 1950/60s. Purely fictional running Wrenn and newer locomotives.

Scrubbs Lane Yard and The Maltings

Ken Paul
Depicts a small industrial yard as it would have been in the 1930s and which runs to the Malting and on to a small quay for the import and export of the wide variety of goods carried on the railway. Most trains are hauled by small, industrial diesels.

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.

EM scale

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

Arigna Town

David Holman
Features a proposed, but not built, branch of the Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway, which straddled the Irish border. Featuring a loop & two sidings, it is built to the correct 36.75mm gauge to represent the Irish 5’3″. Pretty much everything is scratchbuilt, with code 100fb track.

Central Works

Andrew Jones
Depicts an industrial scene featuring a car assembly plant. It has two segments, the mainline exchange sidings and the industrial section of the factory complex. Stock is predominantly freight but the occasional passenger operation (workmen’s trains) may be seen arriving at the short platform. Additionally, a working coal tippler is in use which provides fuel from loaded wagons to the plant boiler house. This tippler was generously donated to the LMRC by the Model Railway Club of London.

Foxbile Brewery

Colin French
A small Somerset brewery that has a connection to the Somerset and Dorset Railway and has enough work for the sidings to be continually busy.

Harbourne St Mary

David Tuffs
A typical, but fictional, Great Western branch terminus set immediately pre-war. The layout was gifted to MHMRG, but all the buildings and scenery are newly developed by the Group including a camping coach diorama, an element seldom seen in model form.

Lionel 0 gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel Train Company was formed in 1900 and continues to the present day, making toy trains running on 3mil-rail track using 20 volt AC and up to 14 amp current. The stock on the layout varies from the middle 1930 to the 1990s.

G scale (inc. G9 & Gn15)

Hampton End

Dale Gillard
A small branch line link serving a small village (HAMPTON END). Most of the freight that used the line was fish from the quayside. Following closure, a group of local rail enthusiasts have reinstalled the (BR era) tracks & buildings and purchased a few foreign engines & stock.

Dungeness Daydreaming

John Polley
Based on, and inspired by, the desert of Dungeness shingle beach and the remnants of 15 inch gauge tracks laid by fishermen. Represents a beach scene and railway serving the fisher folk.

Other scales & demonstrations

Brickville Town Harbour

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

Ride-on railway

Milton Keynes Model Engineering Society
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

N scale

Bodmin General

Josh Voce
Set in the steam era of the 1950’s, the layout is a through working terminus on the line from Bodmin Road to the “withered arm” of Southern Railway at Wadebridge. It is based on measurements taken at the site. The main station building is still in existence as a railway preservation area. All other buildings have been recreated from photographs and descriptions published in books and have been covered in real stone gathered from the site.

Deansmoor

Jon Dean
The layout is post-privatisation set somewhere around Stockport where a single line through the Peal District crosses the West Coast Main Line. It was inspired by, but bears no resemblance to, the Midland line through Cheadle Heath. I have imagined a local passenger service and have added a small halt (Deansmoor) and a cement terminal based on the one at Northenden, now demolished.

Worriff

Roy Wilson
Shows how a Beeching-closed line could have been developed for both passenger and freight traffic to provide services to the main line; also, to a local adventure theme park. Set in the 1970s with diesel power.

H0 scale

29th Street Wharf

David George
A freelance, “box theatre-style” layout representing a West Coast USA city sea-front railroad. The exhibit depicts typical, gradual railroad and associated industry developments over a period of time (1970s to late 1990s). The primary objective is to both retain some heritage and strike a balance between old, run down, and new. Industrial and commercial structures require hopper and box-car handling. A small servicing area and a timber landing/pier are featured, together with a stone/aggregate loading terminal, fed by a conveyor system, to support 2 harbour-side tracks and a river barge loading facility.

Lemmington Park

Tim Neale
This is a station in the outskirts of Chicago, on what was once a through line but now truncated and serving as an outer-suburban terminus receiving push-pull trains as used by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad and latterly by Metra. Joliet, Illinois was a definite influence here.

Springfield Street Yard

John Davy
H0 scale layout located in 1980s USA.

00 scale

Bertram Mills Circus

Roy Simmons
Layout depicting the Bertram Mills Circus in 1960. The Circus was the only British circus to move by rail.

Chilcompton

Guy Craddock
Chilcompton is situated some 14 miles north of Bath Green Park Station. The era is set sometime between 1950 and 1955, the stock represents what would have run over the real line at this time. The station and goods yard area is a 00 4mm layout with some artistic license being taken with the curves formation at each end.

Duke Street

Ron McCaskie
Duke Street shows a full selection of Hornby Dublo 2 rail steam and diesel locomotives, plus a few Wrenn locomotives. There is as complete range of goods wagons and carriages of the super detailed series and also the later plastic buildings from the Hornby range, plus other period accessories from companies such as Merit and Crescent.

Fisherton Sarum

Graham Muspratt
A Southern Railway MPD layout, using Salisbury (as it has a family connection) as the inspiration, and the basis for the structures on the layout. Set in the period 1946 to 1949. It enables the exhibiting of a large and varied range of Southern locomotives and rolling stock from the period.

I ‘Ad That

Andy Miller
Launched in 1938 as the perfect table railway, I ‘Ad That is a homage to the Hornby Dublo three rail system which ceased production in 1964. We have created a scenic layout that incorporates many original accessories and is sympathetic to the original designs, with some modern tweaks. You may still have a three rail train set stored away in your loft – or you may just recall… “I ‘ad that!”

Thomas at Silverfox Island

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

Valencia Harbour

Andy Cundick
Depicts the Great Southern Railway line between Farranfore and Valencia Harbour. Constructed between 1885 and 1893 (but closed in 1960), Valencia’s chief claim to fame was being the westernmost railhead in Europe and the point where the North Atlantic telegraph cable entered the Atlantic Ocean.

Wrennchester

Geoff Balston
Small layout depicting Southern engine shed in the 1950/60s. Purely fictional running Wrenn and newer locomotives.

Scrubbs Lane Yard and The Maltings

Ken Paul
Depicts a small industrial yard as it would have been in the 1930s and which runs to the Malting and on to a small quay for the import and export of the wide variety of goods carried on the railway. Most trains are hauled by small, industrial diesels.

0n30 scale (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.

EM scale

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

Arigna Town

David Holman
Features a proposed, but not built, branch of the Sligo, Leitrim & Northern Counties Railway, which straddled the Irish border. Featuring a loop & two sidings, it is built to the correct 36.75mm gauge to represent the Irish 5’3″. Pretty much everything is scratchbuilt, with code 100fb track.

Central Works

Andrew Jones
Depicts an industrial scene featuring a car assembly plant. It has two segments, the mainline exchange sidings and the industrial section of the factory complex. Stock is predominantly freight but the occasional passenger operation (workmen’s trains) may be seen arriving at the short platform. Additionally, a working coal tippler is in use which provides fuel from loaded wagons to the plant boiler house. This tippler was generously donated to the LMRC by the Model Railway Club of London.

Foxbile Brewery

Colin French
A small Somerset brewery that has a connection to the Somerset and Dorset Railway and has enough work for the sidings to be continually busy.

Harbourne St Mary

David Tuffs
A typical, but fictional, Great Western branch terminus set immediately pre-war. The layout was gifted to MHMRG, but all the buildings and scenery are newly developed by the Group including a camping coach diorama, an element seldom seen in model form.

Lionel 0 gauge

Paul Draycott
Lionel Train Company was formed in 1900 and continues to the present day, making toy trains running on 3mil-rail track using 20 volt AC and up to 14 amp current. The stock on the layout varies from the middle 1930 to the 1990s.

G scale (including Gn15 scale)

Hampton End

Dale Gillard
A small branch line link serving a small village (HAMPTON END). Most of the freight that used the line was fish from the quayside. Following closure, a group of local rail enthusiasts have reinstalled the (BR era) tracks & buildings and purchased a few foreign engines & stock.

Dungeness Daydreaming

John Polley
Based on, and inspired by, the desert of Dungeness shingle beach and the remnants of 15 inch gauge tracks laid by fishermen. Represents a beach scene and railway serving the fisher folk.

Other scales

Brickville Town Harbour

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

Ride-on railway

Milton Keynes Model Engineering Society
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!

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