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2020 Layouts and Displays

Layouts will be added as confirmed


Parracombe : 009  :  1920's era
Situated a few miles south of the preserved Woody Bay station in North Devon, Parracombe Halt was on the 2ft. gauge Lynton & Barnstaple railway that ran 19 miles across the edge of Exmoor to connect Lynton with the standard gauge LSWR network at Barnstaple Town station.
Parracombe is modeled in 4mm scale in the 1920’s period, around the change of ownership from the independent Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Co., to the Southern Railway.

Kings End  :  00  :  Late BR/ Network South East era [withdrawn by exhibitor]

St Stephen's : N : 2010's
Set in West London in the late 2010's, St Stevens is at the southern end of a little known fictional branchline off the Great Western Mainline at Ealing Broadway.  Set alongside the rail connected warehouses of Asda, St Stevens is a single platform terminus with no real facilities and served by second generation diesel units.

Woody Lane  :  009  :  Late 1950 - 1970's era
Woody Lane is conveniently located on the border of Dorset and North Wales. Set in a period between the late 50’s to 1970 the use of "my modellers licence has been extensive to create an idyllic scene capturing an era which I remember well."

Lambeth Walk  :  33mm to 1ft  :  
The real Lambeth Walk never saw trams but this layout is an evocation of the last days of London’s trams and is located in inner south London within sight and sound of Big Ben. This
location explains the lack of overhead electric wires – banned by the inner London Boroughs – and the use of the centre conduit system with electric pick up from a “plough” carried by all trams.

Crewe CW2 (Gresty Bridge)  :  00 :  
Crewe CW2 is a reflection of the DRS Depot at Gresty Bridge. Fully DCC with sound and lighting
Situated on the site of the old GWR wagon works, Gresty Bridge now thrives servicing the current fleet of DRS locos and rolling stock.

Bryn llwyd  : 0  :
A 16ft x 3ft layout depicting the eclectic mix of railways and stock found on the Welsh Narrow Gauge Railways.
Narrow Gauge through station with 2 other stations one with passing loop.

Boscawen Junction : N : 1985 - 1995
Boscawen Junction is set in the diesel electric era between 1985 and 1995 and the stock reflects the change from the BR blue era to sectorisation. It is a fictional layout based on the Cornish mainline. It draws inspiration from the Parkandillack Branch where it joins the mainline at Burngullow and also from Chacewater where there was a Blue Circle cement depot and disused station.  

Rookery Lane : 00 gauge : 
Shown at our exhibition 2 years ago in a part built condition, now to be seen a second time in a much more completed condition.  As we all know, layouts are never "finished"!

Benbridge : N gauge
The layout belonging to the  members of the East Dorset Area N Gauge Group.  With scenery advanced and complete new wiring allowing both DCC and DC running as well as simpler and more robust links between the four boards.  For those of you that have seen it previously I am sure you will be surprised as to how much has been done with work being confined to just two club nights a month; amounting to about 6 hours total buld time including set upand take down each meeting!

The Stodden Hundred Light Railway : 7mm 0 Gauge  :  1930's
The Stodden Hundred Light Railway is a depiction of a rural railway on the borders of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the mid 1930’s, just before everything changed with World War 2. Serving the market town of Kimbolton and the villages of Pertenhall & Swineshead, this is a branch (twig?) off the main line which runs from the iron ore pits around Kettering to Great Barford near Sandy, where connections are made with the LNER & LMS. Being an economically stretched railway the SHLR had to make do with cast off locomotives and passenger coaches from the more major railways or industrial users. With the light traffic 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 tank locomotives became the norm.
Because it was always short of operating engines, deals were struck with engine manufacturers for them to come and trial their new locomotives out of the public gaze. This
was time when new technology, in the form of petrol and diesel locomotives was gaining ground, so there were the occasion appearances of modern traction on SHLR trains.

Shunters' Halt : 00 gauge  : 1950's / 1960's
Shunters' Halt is an interactive 00 4 siding shunting puzzle. 
It has an upper level viaduct, with 2 Autocoaches repeatedly across a 6’ twin track. 
Based in the 1950's era. Step back in time & view the various craft-built businesses beneath the viaduct and listen to the accompanying sound track reflecting the activities of the day. Lighting inside the joinery workshop & garage also bring authenticity to the layout.

Displays include...

Coffey Man Preservation & Thomas J.
Original television artefacts and rare memorabilia of one of children’s iconic shows Thomas & Friends.

All layouts and displays are subject to final confirmations and physical availability at the date of the exhibition.

Further information in the Show Guide available on the door

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