The 2017 Layouts
You can see some pictures from the exhibition here
Poole In Wharfedale by Tom Couling 00 gauge
The layout represents the railway which was eventually built through the Wharfe valley in West Yorkshire. It was a joint venture between the North Eastern Rly and the Midland Riy, linking the Leeds- Carlisle route with the Leeds —Tyneside line but by-passing Leeds. The period chosen is the early Fifties and rail traffic includes local traffic serving Leeds and Harrogate with the Derby Lightweight twin car DMU. Freight traffic includes mixed goods and industrial ICI ammonia tank traffic as well as excursion trains to the East coast. The increase In road traffic can be seen moving along the back of the model. The buildings are reproductions of those seen in Pool town today. This is the first showing of this layout in the North East.
Chollerford by Dave Mllford 00 gauge
The layout Is based upon the Border counties North British line north of Hexham around Humshaugh station which then joined the Newcastle — Carlisle line west of Hexham. The railway is modelled In the 1950’s. The loop lines have been retained for operational reasons even though by this time they had been removed. Rolling stock and locomotives reflect the wide range of types in use in the last years of operation. Look out for the D49 Hunt and Shire, D30 Scott, D34 Glen, Dli Director, Bi, Ki and K3 as well as the BR standard classes. Occasional BR class 24 and classes 26 and 27 are run to show what the line might have carried, had it remained open up until 1963.
Teesside Steel by Jeff Wetherell 7 mm O gauge
‘Teesside Steel’ Is based upon South Durham Iron and Steel Co; and the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. One smelts Iron and steel while the other constructs bridges and other large steel structures. The layout is set in the 1950’s when Teesside contained a large number of smelting and construction companies before the building of the large Redcar furnace which rapidly put an end to the old uneconomical pre war small units. All buildings are scratchbuilt as are a number of specialist rail wagons like slag wagons and hot metal carriers. Look out for a number of little dioramas which add Interest to the model.
Gamle Carlsberg by Tony and Kate Bennett. 7mm Narrow Gauge
This is a model of the Old Carlsberg Brewery narrow gauge system as it was in the 1930’s. The locos and stock are built to 7mm scale running on 16.5mm track. The locos and rolling stock are scratchbullt as are the buildings which have been modelled on the old Carlsberg brewery. This layout presents many of its details both in day and night time. This is the first showing of this layout in the North East.
Acton Parkway Halifax Model Railway Club 4 mm scale
Acton Parkway is an imaginary though station based on the West Coast main lines south west of Manchester. It’s a new station with commuter and shopper car parking who journey to Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham. The current scene is depicted with both passenger and freight trains. The track work is Peco streamline 100 and the control of locomotives is DCC using the Lenz system. The current pickup is from the track only as the overhead wire is not operational. Some of the buildings are modified Pikestuff kits with the remainder being scratchbuilt. Rolling stock is a mixture supplied by the major manufacturers. This is the first showing of this layout in the North East.
Ghylldale By John Varley 009 narrow gauge; 4mm scale
Ghylldale is an imaginary narrow gauge railway set on the Yorkshire Coast somewhere beneath the North York Moors. Let’s imagine a small quay on the estuary of the River Rye. The little railway which serves it, provides an outlet for timber, stone, wool and other produce. Inward goods are in the form of coal, fertiliser, fish and all the necessities of life which the scattered communities of Ghylldale cannot produce themselves. The station track plan has recently been extended to accommodate the Peco Lynton and Barnstaple coaches. Buildings are adapted from Bachmann and other manufacturers. Most of the locos are from the famous Leeds Engineers such as Manning Wardle, Hunslet Engine Co and Hudwell Clarke.
Ben Moor Peat Railway by Graham Moorfoot 7 mm Narrow Gauge
The layout is based upon a typical Peat processing plant with trains coming in from the peat moors and depositing there load at the plant. The peat enters the screening plant where it is sorted and bagged ready for moving on for sale. Motive power is in the form of a diesel loco which has seen better days and the peat is transported in peat bins which are showing signs of hard work. The layout reproduces the run down atmosphere often associated with this type of industrial railway. This layout has appeared in Railway Modeller.
Londonderry East Dock by Peter Shields 0 gauge
This is a ’modern image’ 0 Gauge layout based around Sunderland in the late 197O’s. The shed building is based on the one at Sunderland South Dock and the bridge is based on the one on Villette Road. Both are built from kits by Stoney Bridge structures. Track is Peco as are the points and are operated by Tortoise point motors. The layout is DCC controlled with sound. The locos are mainly Heljan, a modified class 37, a class 31 and a class 40 together with a Dapol class 08 shunter. Future projects will include a class 46 and a 47.
Marine Park Yard By Les Paul 4mm scale
Set in South Shields at the mouth of the river Tyne, this Is a small exchange yard on an Imagined extension of the line from South Shields station. It features the Harton electric railway, carrying coal to the Stanhope & Tyne Staith; limestone from Marsden Quarry via the HR to BR. A variety of other traffic includes fish, steel plate, oil and mixed goods traffic you would expect to see on a busy industrial branch. Occasional suburban passenger stock is also seen with mainline locos.
Miliford by Tom Johnson 4mm Scale
This layout is meant to represent a branch line terminus somewhere In the LNER region. It has all the features of a BranchUne terminus that you would expect to see anywhere In the region. It has coal and watering facilities and a rather splendid station for its passengers. A variety of locos and rolling stock can be seen entering and leaving, It represents an era before the decline of branchlines whenstations were still well looked after
Llantrevelyn by Tom Domoney and Adam Saunders - 009 - 4mm scale
Ilantrevelyn is a small village located in the valleys of Snowdonia in North Wales. The line here was built as a branch from the Welsh Highland Railway in 1910; The branch started from Beddgelert and ran for a distance of five miles before reaching Its destination at Llantevelyn. There were only two intermediate stations on the line. The main traffic is mainly coal and general merchandise for the local communities, with the occasional passenger train. The period modelled Is between 1950 and 1965. A variety of rolling stock similar to that seen on other narrow gauge lines around the UK is run; this is either scratchbullt or made up from kits.
Blackpool 2 by John Dorchic 4 mm tram
A layout depicting Blackpool seafront with tram movements and lit illuminations.
Acton Parkway 00 gauge
A modern image section from the west coast main line with diesel traffic.
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