ROMILEY JUNCTION HAS JUST BEEN COMPLETELY REBUILT!
Romiley Junction is set in the Mid to late 1950s. Originally built in the 70s on Expanded Polystyrene. Recently, the layout has been completely rebuilt by club member Glynn Owen, and we could not be happier with the result! The old layout, due to it being built on polystyrene, was disintegrating rapidly, so the club felt we had no choice but to rebuild, but we wished to hold true to the original layout. To this end, wherever possible, all original buildings were kept and reused, where possible. However, only the station was remotely accurate to 1950s Romiley, and many of the buildings had become warped and weak over time. A vast amount of time went into repairing all the buildings and constructing new ones, where needed. Whilst the layout looks similar to the original, it was in fact completely rebuilt on a new twelve-foot by two-foot six board, with its own legs, with the track plan being slightly altered to account for the new length of the board.
We cannot wait to exhibit this layout across the North West, or beyond, as soon as we can get back to exhibiting!
The Finer Details
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.
The History Of Romiley Junction
The original layout as built by Mr Worrell was displayed at Romiley Station during an anniversary celebration but due to its size storage was found to be difficult. The layout was subsequently given to RMRM who had to immediately cut it into 3 sections to enable easier handling. At this point members of the club renewed some of the electrics with sections available for multiple running.
The layout was shown at the RMRM annual show and also taken to other shows. The figure of eight-track proved to be a considerable draw to the public as was the originality of the buildings – comments heard included –I used to live in that house, Fred lived next door”
Over the pandemic, club member Glynn Owen completely rebuilt the layout, due to the disintegration of the old polystyrene structure, this rebuild is now complete, and we are ready to exhibit once again!