Layouts

Here is the list of all of our layouts for you to see! We do not have images for all of these layouts but we do have complete descriptions! Feel free to browse and if you wish to enquire about any layouts you wish to visit your show, feel free to contact us here

Newton’s Siding 

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, public participation. They are challenged to sort eight wagons into identical pairs in four sidings. Visitors work the points under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 0-gauge

Size: 18 feet x 4 ft

Tables 3 standard 6ft x 2ft tables of same height are required. One end table can be at 90º to the other two. If magazines are on offer, then these are on the operator’s right-hand end table (public’s left).

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £500

Operating team: 2, working from behind the tables.

Description:

Placing wagons into the correct sidings can take a lot of time because the shunting locomotive repeatedly has to move backwards and forwards, and there is a lot of coupling and coupling. At marshalling yards where large numbers of wagons had to be sorted, some railways constructed hump shunts. The wagons to be sorted were uncoupled and pushed slowly up an incline. As each wagon rolled down the other side under gravity, points were changed to direct them into the right siding. Have a go yourself. Can you work the points to sort all eight trucks? Can you do it at prototypical speed? Success should be marked by a round of applause.

Stonecroft and Foley Park

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

A single line leading to a terminus on the upper level. Barriers are not essential as the three viewing sides have protective transparent screens.

Scale: N-gauge

Size: 6ft width x 6ft deep

Tables: 1 table behind for equipment

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £1000

Operating team: 2 / 3, working from behind

Description:

Stonecroft is a small industrial town on the Shropshire / Worcestershire border, in a hilly region between the River Severn and the Shropshire Union Canal. The town’s terminus is served by the GWR and LMS railways, or their post-nationalised successors.

Much use has been made of Metcalfe and Liddle End products. The stepped townscape at the rear masks the point controls and fiddle yard.

Normanstown and Din Llwyd 

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, public participation, to be viewed from all sides. There is an oval ‘main line’ with two stations and yards on opposite sides of a central backscene. Visitors to the show drive the trains under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: N-gauge

Size: 4 feet x 2 feet. Space at Exhibitions 6' x 8'

Tables: One required for stock.

Power points One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £800

Operating team: 2

Description:

This is a style of layout that can be built at home in N-gauge. The central backscene gives maximum scenic area. Much use is made of readily available kits. Two drivers can be working trains at the same time. Visitors are welcome to operate under supervision.

The Harbour

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, public participation. A succession of passenger and freight trains travel between the Harbour and the Upper Stations. Visitors to the show drive the locomotives under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 00-gauge

Size: Layout 8 ft 1 ins x 2 ft 1 ins

Size Including Operator space: 12 ft x 4 ft.

Tables: 2 standard 6 ft x 2 ft tables of same height are required. One 4' x 2' for stock

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £500

Operating team: 2 or 3, working from behind the tables.

Description:

The Harbour is the sort of layout that can be built, operated and stored at home. The use of two levels maximises track-work without overcrowding. The hidden incline connecting the two levels means that the system can be operated in a prototypical manner, with trains departing from one station and travelling to another, where the locos run round. You are welcome to drive the locomotives for yourself.

Danny’s Light Railway - Danny At The Zoo

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, pubic participation. Visitors to the show drive the locomotives under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 10 mm to the foot, narrow gauge on 16.5 mm track

Size: 4 Ft x 2ft Exhibition space 6 ft x 8 ft

Its operational footprint is larger than this because the public needs access to three sides.

Tables: 1 (low) table can be used, but DLR has its own short legs.

1 chair essential to relieve the supervisor’s back

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £400

Operating team: 2, working from the side of the layout.

Description:

This is the latest of layouts in the “Danny” series. It is aimed at the very young visitors to Railway Exhibitions (2 to 6 year old). The youngsters drive the train themselves round the Zoo passing under the Penguine Hill, through the Big Cat House and across the Zebra Meadow. It has proved to be so popular and an early introduction to the world of model railways.

Danny’s Light Railway - Danny At The Park

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, pubic participation. Visitors to the show drive the locomotives under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 10 mm to the foot, narrow gauge on 16.5 mm track

Size: 3ft 8 ins x 2ft

Its operational footprint is larger than this because the public needs access to three sides.

Tables: 1 (low) table can be used, but DLR has its own short legs.

1 chair essential to relieve the supervisor’s back

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £400

Operating team: 2, working from the side of the layout.

Description:

Way back in the 1970s, there was a long-term patient at Marple Orthopaedic Hospital. The leaders of the hospital Scout Group decided that young Danny would benefit from a model railway. So the first Danny’s Light Railway was built.

Over the years, the railway was rebuilt, but always for use by children in local hospitals. This is the sixth version. Like its predecessors, as well as going to hospital, it raises money for Francis House and Action for Children at events where the young-at-heart of all ages are invited to drive the locomotives and carry passengers and horses between the two stations.

The LGB Railway

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, public participation. The track is laid on an existing carpet either on the floor, dais or stage. Members of the public drive freight, passenger or mixed trains under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy as youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 13.5 mm to the foot, G

Size: Minimum 5 ft x 10 ft, but since sectional track is used, the track plan varies depending upon the location.

Tables: None

1 chair essential to relieve the supervisor’s back

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does not have its own illumination

Insurance value: £700

Operating team: 2, working at a convenient point around the layout.

Description:

G is one of the larger scales used for modelling railways. The LGB equipment used here is best suited to temporary layouts either on the floor or out-of-doors on a lawn. Some G-scale enthusiasts have permanent outdoor layouts, but they often use a different make of track. Load up the wagons with animals and drive the train

Hill Street (A steam Shed) 

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on, public participation Steam Shed layout. Members of the public drive the Steam loco under guidance. Operations can get a bit noisy when youngsters get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 4 mm to the foot, OO

Size: 8 ft x 2ft , exhibition space required 8 ft x 4 ft.

Tables: 1 standard 6 ft x 2 ft table Behind for stock

2 chairs for guest operator and supervisor

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £500

Operating team: 2, working from either behind or in front of the layout.

Description:

Hill Street provides all the features you would expect to find in a busy steam shed. Coaling plant, ash drop, Sand loading Bay ,water columns Shed and turntable. Operators are invited to try their skills manoeuvring a loco through al the aspects of a steam shed finally disposing of the loco in the shed ready for its next turn.

Brio

Club owned layout

Style of layout:

Hands-on participation for very young enthusiasts. Operations can get noisy when they get excited.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: Dubious

Size: Whatever is available

Tables: 1 or 2 nursery-height table are preferred, or a piece of carpet on the floor

1 chair essential to relieve the supervisor’s back

Power points: None

Illumination: Layout does not have its own illumination

Insurance value: £100

Supervisors 2

Description:

This layout provides an opportunity for the youngest model railway enthusiasts to actually get their hands on trains and track. Provided they are well-behaved, they can play with the trains and redesign the track layout as much as they want without adults ordering them to ‘get your hands off.

Dufton Road 

A member's personally owned layout

A member’s personal layout

Style of layout:

Scenic layout worked from the front. The public can drive under supervision.

Barriers are definitely not required.

Scale: 4mm to the foot, 00-gauge

Size: 7 ft 6 ins x 1 ft 6 ins

Tables: 2 standard 5 ft (or 6 ft) x 2 ft tables of same height are required. One end table can be at 90º to the other two.

Power points: One

Illumination: 12V lamps supported by gallows clipped to rear of layout

Insurance value: £1000

Operating team: 2 / 3

Description:

The old goods yard at Dufton Road was converted into a diesel stabling point in the late 1960's. At the time depicted (the last days of British Rail) it is mainly used by locos pulling cross-country and parcels services. However, a variety of locos from excursion trains also use the depot.

Meifod

A member’s personal layout

Style of layout:

Fiddle siding to rural terminus

Scale: 7mm to the foot, 0-gauge

Size: 10 ft x 2 ft Plus:- Behind: Supervisors in front: Members of public = Driver & Pointsman

Tables: One useful during set-up and strike, but not required for operation

Power points: One

Illumination: Can be attached

Insurance value: £2,500

Supervising team: 2 / 3

Description:

Meifod is the country terminus of a light railway in the Welsh Borders, as it might have been many decades ago. Most of the scenery, locomotives and rolling stock have been hand-built from scrap, mainly card, using patience, care and imagination. For many of the vehicles, only wheels have been purchased, and many of these were second-hand.

For 0-gauge, this layout is diminutive. At home it sits on a shelf. It proves that 7mm scale doesn’t have to be large or expensive to provide hours of pleasure planning, researching, building and operating.

Mixed trains (passenger carriage, goods vehicle(s) and brake van) arrive, are shunted, and then depart. Visitors are invited to help run the railway, under guidance, as driver or pointsman. Come on. Have a go.

Goose Creek

A RMRM Loyout

Style of layout:

Fiddle yard to terminus

Scale: 7mm to the foot, On30

Size: 14ft x 1 ft Footprint 16 ft x 4 ft

Tables: One used for stock behind

Power points: One

Illumination: The layout has its own Illumination

Insurance value: £2000

Operating team: 2 / 3

Description:

Goose Creek depicts a Logging Camp in Colorado in the USA at the turn of the 19th Century. Logs are brought down from the hills to the sawmill at Goose Creek. After processing, pulpwood is shipped out.

Freight is also brought into the camp as well as water. There is a ‘combine car’ that delivers the mail and carriers workers and passengers to and from Goose Creek.

Most of the locomotives and stock are from the Bachmann range of 7mm narrow gauge equipment that runs on 16.5mm gauge (00) track.

Except for the depot, the buildings are made from balsa covered in card. A small camp is depicted with individual loggers’ cabins and communal dining cabin.

Cauldwell Street

Members Layout

Style of layout:

1963/64 or Early 90’s

Scale: 4 mm 00

Size: 11ft 0ins x 2ft 0ins

Tables: 1 table behind for equipment

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £2,000

Operating team: 2, working from infront.

Description:

Small Scottish Harbour Branch terminus.

Mullacombe

Members Layout

Style of layout:

End to End Fiddle Yard to Terminal Station and onto a Heritage Railway site.

Scale: 2 mm N Gauge

Size: Space Required at an Exhibition 14 ft X 4 ft

Tables: 2 x 6 ft tables to support layout, one behind for equipment

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does not have its own illumination.

Insurance value: £800

Operating team: 3, working from behind.

Description:

A Terminus somewhere in the North West of England with Trans-Pennine Express trains and Expresses from the Midlands as well as local services. Period 1990s to 2010, mostly Multiple units but with some Loco operated freight. The Terminal station has a double track going to a Heritage Railway Site with a facility to operate an “UP” and “DOWN” line

Romiley Junction

Club Layout

Style of layout:

Extended oval

Scale: 2 mm N Gauge

Size: Space Required at an Exhibition 14 ft X 6 ft

Tables: The layout has its own supports, one table behind for equipment is desirable

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination.

Insurance value: £800

Operating team: 3 working from behind.

Description:

Romiley Junction in the Mid to late 1950s. Originally built in the 70s on Expanded Polystyrene. Restoration undertaken by Romiley members is now complete. The original control panel has been left in situ but is for display only. A fiddle yard has been added at the “back” but members of the public are invited round the back to see some of the detail that is not visible from the front of the layout. LED station and street lighting has been added along with some features of 1950s Romiley that were not on the original layout.

In the process of being rebuilt

Kexby

A privately owned layout

Style of layout:

LNER Branch Passing Station.

Scale and Gauge: 4mm 00 Gauge

Size: Layout size Total Footprint Required at exhibitions: 6 metres by 1 metre

Tables: 4 - 5

Power points: Qty 2

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £2000.

Operating team: 2 - 3, working from behind

Description:

Kexby is loosely based on the DVLR .

Set during the “50s” it is imagined that the LNER has taken over the line and that Nationalisation has not taken place.

Rothbury

A privately owned layout

Style of layout:

Terminus station set in the North East of England representing the actual Rothbury location. Period – 1950s to Preservation.

Scale and Gauge: 4mm OO Gauge

Size: Total Footprint Required at exhibitions: 12Ft x 6Ft

Tables: 1 small table for stock

Power points: Qty 1

Illumination: Layout does not have its own illumination

Insurance value: £2000.00

Operating team: 2 working from behind

Description:

North British Railway branch in Northumberland taken over by the LNER and then the North Eastern region of BR at nationalisation.

Dan y Mor

Members Layout

Narrow Gauge Railway designed for public participation

Scale: 7mm O Gauge

Size: 6 x 6 Ft ( layout is 3’6” by 2’6”) Backscene end can be against a wall , 2 – 3 ft needed around the other side for Supervisors and “Guest Drivers”

Tables: None

Power points: One

Illumination: Layout does not have its own illumination.

Insurance value: £500.00

Operating team: Two, working around front interacting with visitors.

Description:

The main action of “Dan y Mor” is moving stone from the quarry to the stone works. Visitors are invited to drive the trains.

Carr Lane

A privately owned layout

Style of layout:

A small station on the edge of town with a Diesel Maintenance depot.

Size: Layout size Total Footprint Required at exhibitions: 6 ft x 4ft.

Tables: The layout has its own supports

Power points: Qty 1

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £500.00

Operating team: 2 / 3, working from behind

Description:

A small station with an island platform sees local and mainline traffic. Additionally the local diesel maintenance depot and refuelling point see a range of early and modern diesels. Occasional steam specials can also be seen. A shuttle diesel railcar service can be seen on the railway viaduct at the rear if the yard.

High Lane Junction

A club layout

Style of layout:

Layout donated to RMRM by Chris Boucher, featuring a double track figure of eight, two stations and a working turntable. The layout is DCC operated.

Scale and Gauge: N Gauge 2mm Scale DCC

Size: Layout size Total Footprint required at exhibitions: 10ft x 6ft.

Tables: 1 x 6ft Behind Layout for stock.

Power points: Qty 1

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £1,000

Operating team: 2 / 3, working from behind

Description:

High Lane Junction is a small slice of the High Lane/Hawk Green area. Much use is made of Metcalf Buildings and Langley figures. Recognisable features include Goyt Mill from Marple Golf course. Stepped landscape at the rear mask the controls.

Viewers are invited to spot various features of the layout.

ST. Michael’s Road

A privately owned layout

Style of layout:

Visitor operated layout. Steam and diesel shed operations

Scale and Gauge: 4mm Scale OO gauge

Size: Layout size ( total Footprint Required at exhibitions) 12 ft x 6 ft

Tables: Two 6 ft tables to stand the layout on and one 3 ft table for stock

Power points: Qty 1

Illumination: Layout does have its own illumination

Insurance value: £1,000.00 including stock.

Operating team: 2 / 3 working from behind.

Description:

St Michael’s Road is a small steam shed on the outskirts of a popular historic town. It has a small allocation of locos but is regularly used by the locos off steam excursions as a stabling and minor servicing point. An occasional “new diesel” loco may be seen on a test or running in turn

Playing "Table Top" Trains 

Member's layout

TT Guage was pioneered by Tri-ang in the late 1950's. TT stands for Table top! THe scale being 3mm to 1 foot (N is 2mm and OO is 4mm). The track gauge is 12mm which equates to only 4 feet!

This layout uses Tri-ang TT rolling stock (some of which have been owned by the club member for over 50 years) and with some white-metal kits, running on German Tillig Bahn tack; certain rail tolerances have to be eased to accommodate the coarse Tri-ang wheels.

Back scenes and card buildings are TT or scratch built, other buildings are light hearted charity shop purchases. Some people are 1:100 scale, but others, vehicles and street items are 1:76 scale (4mm scale) except for the 237 Glossop to Ashton bus, which is a pencil sharpener and probably almost correct size!

Control is by a Gaugemaster with Peco point motors via proprietary switches.

The lower board can run up to 4 fast through trains (plus Thomas) whilst the branch is either manual, or automatic with an end to end shuttle.

This layout is purely for fun, the object being to "Play Trains In TT Gauge!

Insurance Value: £4,500

Board Sizes: Upper Branch board: 64.5" x 22.5". Height: 7"

Lower board: 72" x 32.5". Height: 10.5"

Transportation: Upper board, own transport. Lower board needs estate car or van.

Electrical equipment: 1 mains socket.

Space Requirement: As lower board plus room for 2 seated operators and side access. (Minimum of 8 feet by 4 feet) **NOTE, THE LAYOUT IS NOT SELF SUPPORTING AND IDEALLY NEEDS TABLES WITH A TOTAL LENGTH OF AT LEAST 8 FEET TO ALLOW FOR TT BROCHURES AND REGALIA**

That's it! All of the layouts! Again, if you want to enquire about one of these layouts visiting your show, do not hesitate to contact us here!