Narrow Gauge North

2018

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Narrow Gauge North 2006

009 Publicity Stand

7mm Narrow Gauge Railway Society
An O16.5 layout by the West Yorks Group
Scale 7mm/1ft - Gauge 16.5mm - Size 8' x 1.5'

7 1/4" Gauge Society
Local members of the Society will be exhibiting locos at the show.
www.sevenandaquarter.org

Abbey Light Railway
Exhibited outside the entrance to the show will be a Greenbat 5 (Greenwood & Batley 2848/1957).  This loco was supplied new to Chemical & Insulating Co.Ltd, Faverdale, Darlington thence to R.Stewart, North Yorkshire.
The Abbey Light Railway was founded in 1976. It is a family run operation supported by volunteers to restore and maintain vintage narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock. Our well equipped machine shop is able to carry out heavy repairs and the construction of new equipment. Work has started on building our own Kerr Stuart “Wren” class steam locomotive. The railway runs from a site East of BHS Department store on Bridge Road, Kirkstall, Leeds, towards Kirkstall Abbey, and operates on Sundays and Bank Holidays, from 1pm to 5pm.
Directions to Abbey Light Railway can be found here.
Exhibited outside the entrance to the show will be a 6HP Lister No. 20449/1942 “LOWECO”. This loco was originally supplied new to Kelby Sand & Gravel Co., Lincs, thence to Hoe Hill Tile works, Barton on Humber.

Beccadale Haematite Co.
A layout by David Scott
Scale 5.5mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 10' x 2'

The Beccadale Haematite Company was a small iron ore mining and processing concern, situated in south Cumberland , which lasted long enough to see the introduction of early diesel locomotives. The Beccadale valley is one of Cumberland 's lesser known areas and is impossible to trace. Ordnance Survey maps choose to deny its existence and make no reference to the now lifted railway system.
The 3' gauge track is represented in model form by 16.5mm gauge track to a scale of 5.5mm to the foot. Being a largely "non commercial" scale, means virtually nothing is available out of the box. Buildings are therefore scratch built from plastic, cardboard, wood veneers and scribed aluminium sheet, with roofs of corrugated cardboard or individually applied paper slates. Yard lighting is from roofing screw plastic cover caps and grain of wheat bulbs. Boundary fences are made from lengths of 00 gauge railed soldered into separate panels, before finishing with wood veneers or fine nylon net. The dry stone wall at the mine end of the layout is stained oil and grease absorbent granules, held together with evostik, complemented by fencing from drilled matchsticks and fuse wire.
Baseboards are half inch plywood frames with similar tops and incorporate folding legs. Scenic contours utilise whatever was to hand, plastic foam packaging materials, polystyrene ceiling tiles or interwoven cardboard strips covered with plaster, and scrim finished with products from HEKI and GREENSCENE, among others.
Locomotives use proprietary 00 gauge chassis from Bachmann, Dapol and Tenshodo, fitted with B&B remote couplings operated by electromagnets. Bodies are all scratch built from plastic sheet, with the occasional white metal fittings and extra lead weights. Mine skips are from Plastruct sections with the mainline hoppers being converted Joueff mineral wagons.
Unloading the mine skips is achieved by magnet and metal washers hidden in the removable loads, which are made from coarsely ground flower arrangement pebbles.

Big Cat Mine
Gn15 - G scale on 16.5mm track The Black Dog Mining Company display their latest items on this layout representing a 15" gauge railway
Size 3' x 2'

This layout suitable for a coffee table or similar shows that large scale need not mean large space. Items featured on this layout are available from the Black Dog Mining Co, and the Sidelines items are also available on the Back 2 Bay 6 stand.

Briding Noora
A 009 Layout by Peter Leadley
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 4' x 1.5'

Briding Noora represents a narrow gauge railway line that may have been laid to serve a small factory (marine and general engineering) near the sea, somewhere on the East coast of England . The line runs to a large town that boasts a standard gauge main line railway, and transhipment arrangements, some 4 miles away. During the early 1960's some bright spark decided to get on to the bandwagon and built a holiday camp nearby. Perhaps too near, but this was dictated by the fact that the ironing board that the layout is built on is only 4 feet long.
The line is now therefore (mid 1960'2) also used to bring people (happy holidaymakers) to and from the holiday camp. A mixture of short goods trains, diesel hauled, bring a range of materials and consumables to the factory, and take finished components out. The passenger trains, usually steam hauled, bring the people to and from the holiday camp. Not sure if the current laws on Health and Safety at Work, or the Railway Inspectorate, would actually allow the line to operate - but this is the swinging sixties!
The baseboard is an old ironing board, covered with cork tiles, on to which track and scenery is laid. All points are operated by wire in tube connected to slide switches, to switch the polarity on the electrofrog points. The track is PECO. There are only two wires from the Gaugemaster "D" controller, without a chip in sight! Buildings are either scratch built, or modified kits. The people are from the Preiser ranges, many bought unpainted to allow different colours to be presented on the layout. Yes the sand is real. The railings along the sea wall are made from model boat stanchions from Billing Boats with 1mm brass wire forming the rails.
The steam locomotives are from Paul Windle Locos, with the diesels being made from various kits. The coaches and wagons are kits from Colin Ashby or Parkside Dundas. The rolling stock is fitted with B&B couplings, with magnets for uncoupling fitted in strategic places on the layout. The machine gunners on the building roof are there to stop the holiday makers escaping from the holiday camp! - although one seems to be succeeding.
If you have an interest in 009 modelling then please ask - other's watching will be interested in your questions. We are always pleased when people wish to take photographs, but please ask, as the flash can be very off-putting if is not expected!

Dinas Ddu (N.W.N.G.RYS)
A Layout by Peter Booth
Scale 8mm/1ft (1:38)
Gauge 16mm
Size 16.5' x 2.5'

Dinas Ddu is closely based upon the approach to Dinas Junction station, which was the northern terminus for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways company's main line to Rhyd Ddu ( South Snowdon in later years). It is modelled as it is thought to have been in the early part of the 20 th century, based upon contemporary plans and photographs. This railway was eventually incorporated into the ill-fated Welsh Highland Railway in 1922, and the site is now part of the new expanding Welsh Highland Railway. Eventually it is hoped that the whole of this spectacularly scenic railway will be re-opened from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.
The intention has always been to model virtually everything from scratch, and this has largely been accomplished, the choice of the unusual scale of 8mm/1ft leaving little option. The track is spiked to wooden sleepers in the prototypical manner, and the ballast has been produced from crushed slate. The locomotives have been constructed from nickel silver and brass, information having been obtained, where possible, from the manufacturers' original drawings. Coaches and wagons are constructed from wood, nickel silver or plasticard, on nickel silver and brass underframes. Additional stock is planned, a Cleminson six wheel coal wagon has recently joined the fleet, and some more large coal wagons are on the way.
Stonework on the buildings has been produced by building up layers of Polyfilla onto a scribed plaster base, the resulting textured finish being painted with watercolours. The corrugated iron was obtained from Slater's sheet, which works exactly right for the chosen scale. Grass is made from individual clumps of plumbers' hemp. Bushes and other scenery are made from a variety of materials.
The model was first started in the mid 1980'2 and is now virtually complete, although there is scope for further scenic development. The layout will eventually be extended to include most of the narrow gauge station at Dinas, although it will not be practical to include the large sidings complex.
The owner has been a member of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association for many years and has found inspiration and enjoyment from being associated with this excellent body. Membership is recommended for anyone modelling the narrower gauges in the larger scales.

Drws-y-nant
A 009 Layout by Geoff Edge
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 11' x 1.5'

Drws-y-nant, in Welsh means 'Gateway to the Valley'.  This layout represents a common carrier serving two such valleys.  The 'Golden Age of Railways' is past, but due to some astute financial juggling the railway still manages to eke out a living.  Rolling stock is a motley collection of cast-offs from other less fortunate railways bought in at scrap prices.  The railway exists in a time-warp, and appears to be permanently stuck in the 40's.

Early Fall at Vance Junction
A 0n30 layout by Tony Morris
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 6' x 3'

Vance Junction section house and coal pocket - milepost 37.8 on the Rio Grande Southern, in Colorado USA, elevation 8,116 feet was the junction point for the Telluride branch.
Telluride, now a popular winter ski resort, is famous as the place Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid started their escapades, by robbing the bank in the high street. The bank still stands today.
This small diorama is part of a new layout, 24' x 12, with scenery in parts from floor to ceiling!
If you have any questions on building scenery please ask.

Ferrocarilles Eldorado
A 0n30 layout by Roger Nicholls
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 6' x 2'

"Buenos Dias Amigos", and welcome to the Ferrocarilles Eldorado, which loosely translated means "The Railway of the city of gold", situated in northern Mexico during the 1930's to serve the various gold mines in the area. Run on a shoestring, most of the rolling stock is second or third hand from other defunct companies. The locos and rolling stock are all Bachmann, track and points are Peco, the rockwork is a mixture of carved polystyrene or plaster cast rock moulds. Ground cover and ballast is sifted red shale. Control is by Kent Panel Controls. The Azteca Mine is made from balsa.
Any questions? Please ask!
This layout is due to be featured in the March issue of Continental Modeller.

Fryup
A 009 layout by Chris and Arthur Towers
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 10' x 1.5'

It was built as a novelty to "00" after seeing many small layouts at exhibitions. Neil Metcalfe further enhanced our enthusiasm to model in this gauge (many, many thanks!)
The layout is 10' x 18" and is laid to a gauge of 9mm with a scale of 4mm to the foot. It is run as an end to end type with the fiddle yards being at the rear of the layout.
Track is PECO crazy track and is controlled by a Gaugemaster handheld controller, and track cleaner.
Stock is made up of various white metal and plastic kits including Chivers Finelines, Dundas , Meridian and Peco.
Our layout makes interesting running with the head shunt to the goods yard. Watch out for the novelty features like working buffer lamps, smoking chimneys and opening gates with lamps.
Can you spot any wildlife? Cats, dogs, owls, foxes or squirrels?
We hope you like the layout as much as we have enjoyed making it for your pleasure and if you have any questions please ask - we don't bite!
Fryup is a father and son layout, both being members of Bradford Model Railway club.

The G-Wizz Group
Scale G
Size 28' x 8'

The Group was formed in 1993 by the owners of the three constituent garden railways shown on our display stand, the railways being The Blowing Sands Light Railway, The Old Orchard Line and The Shonnette Railway, another new line is under construction in Blackpool to join the group. The Groups aim was to promote the garden railway hobby in general, and "G" scale in particular.
The plan was to replace the usual practice of some track on a table top with a real garden, complete with grass, trees, plants and stone walls. The first display was at Lytham in 1994 using track "lifted" from member's gardens. Following this success the group received an offer from Richard Kohnstamm Ltd., the UK importers of LGB, for them to supply the track and control equipment for the G-WIZZ display. This important development removed the need for members to strip their gardens of track for every exhibition. This arrangement continued until 2000 when new importers were appointed by LGB. Following these changes new track and controls were purchased by group members making the group completely independent again. As before, rolling stock is provided by the members of the display team, and therefore varies depending which crew is on duty. The buildings too are supplied by the members and are from POLA, JIGSTONES and WELSHPOOL POTTERY depending on the display. The G-WIZZ secret of success lies in the garden, because the plants are real the display is never repeated exactly the same each time, and so varies with the seasons from spring right through to Christmas. We can even change the theme from Swiss to German, USA or even trams.
In addition to the railway, the group has a display stand showing photographs of the railways which make up the group, and our video system which shows "G-WIZZ Homeground" continuously through the exhibition. The video features the three member's lines and shows the different character of each. The group members have presented a series of features in GARDENRAIL magazine describing their lines. A new development for 2003 was to install a low level digital demonstration line in the centre of the display using the LGB MTS system, giving visitors a chance to test the latest equipment, and to compare it with the analogue system.
Our operators (and gardeners) are always pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding the layout, gardens, plants of "G" scale railways in general. Visit our web site for the latest details of the group, and where you can see us next - remember this layout is never the same twice! - it is literally grown to order.
Visit us on the web at www.g-wizz-group.co.uk

Leeds Trams circa 1950
A 4mm scale layout by Tim Parkinson
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 7.5' x 4.25' L shaped

Construction of the layout commenced in 1995, and it consists of two boxes both 14" square, one 19" long and the other 25" long. When unfolded the two boxes form an "L" shape 88" by 50".
The boxes are constructed from 12mm thick MDF and when folded up completely enclose the layout - this takes about 15 minutes and provides complete protection, easy transport and storage.
The electrical supply to the trams is provided by the working overhead wire and track return. There are a number of isolated sections, enabling up to 12 tram operation. All trams are EFE Leeds Horsfield motorised with BEC 34mm power units.
All the track and points are scratch built from PECO "N" gauge rail soldered on copper clad sleepers, which has enabled the construction of some interlaced track under the central bridge, sprung points and a minimum radius of 3.5". The track bed was cut out of the baseboard, the track placed in it, and then filled with DAS modelling clay, formed into stone sets or tarmac.
All the buildings are scratch built from plasticard and are modelled on actual buildings in Leeds and surrounding areas, most of which can still be seen today.

Live Steam Miniature Railway
Kids young and old can enjoy a ride

Moorton Bottom Yard
A 009 layout by Paul Windle
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 5' x 1.25'
Around the back alleys of Moorton meanders "the tramway", linking the various stations together. From this a short branch connects to the Moorton canal, where an interchange for stone traffic was created, below street level, at the town basin. To reach the warehouses, at street level, it was necessary to construct a hydraulic wagon lift.
By the mid 1930's, when the model is set, the stone traffic had ceased. However the warehouses served by the "Bottom Yard" still provide some traffic for the tramway.
As the track layout is very restricted by the small site, several short trains visit each day delivering coal and raw materials, as well as finished goods for transfer to road transport at street level. The yard is also used for storage of spare rolling stock, some of which, in true narrow gauge tradition, has not moved for years!
Generally traffic is handled by the Roth Valley Tramway's Sharp Stewart tram locomotives, although various internal combustion "contraptions" appear from time to time. Also, completely illegally, non tramway fitted locomotives sometimes negotiate the tramway (when the local bobby is not looking!).
Cramped little goods yards were once a common feature of urban railways, but are now just a memory. Perhaps you remember seeing such a scene, if so, we hope that you enjoy our representation of the past.
Mount Dowd Railway
16mm scale Radio controlled live steam narrow gauge locomotives, and rolling stock

Narrow Gauge Railway Society
'White Peak Minerals' Layout and Publicity/ Sales Stand
Find out about the worlds leading narrow gauge railway Society, and see the wide range of publications.

Nettlecombe
A 009 layout by John and Jane Jacobs
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 15.5' x 6.5'

Nettlecombe is a charming village somewhere in the southwest of England. It is fortunate to be served by a ten mile narrow gauge railway, which connects the village to the nearest mainline station. It is a lovely summer Saturday in the early 1930's and just right for the villagers to be out and about shopping at the market, or meeting their friends for cake and tea at the Nettle Tea Rooms, or perhaps, for something stronger at The Bell Pub.
At St Cuthbert's Church a wedding has just taken place, and the happy couple pose for their photographer. The chimney sweep is also there to bring them good luck. Some of the wedding guests even arrived by train! A horse drawn carriage waits outside the church to take the bride and groom off in style.
Nettlecombe Station, at the far end of the street, brings people from far and wide to visit this delightful spot. For those who like to admire the views, a shuttle train takes them to the little station at Quarry Hill. This station is on the site of the former quarry, where the stone used to build most of the village was quarried many years ago. Steep steps take visitors up the hill to look out over the village, and the surrounding countryside.
This layout is scaled at 4mm to 1 foot (1:76) and the track gauge is 9mm, which represents 2'3" narrow gauge track in full scale. This scale and track gauge combination is known as "009" in the UK . All the buildings, which are based on real buildings, have been built by Jane, whilst John created the landscape. The back scene is hand painted by Jane using artist's acrylic paint. The track and points are handmade, and the locomotives and rolling stock are built from kits.
We love to talk so please free to ask any questions about the layout or "The 009 Society".

Ramsey - Isle of Man Railway
A 00n3 layout by Alan Catlow
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 12mm
Size 15' x 2'

Ramsey is a 4mm scale model of the most northern station on the Isle of Man Railway. It first opened in 1879 under the ownership of the Manx Northern Railway, to be absorbed into the Isle of Man Railway in 1905 and finally closing in September 1968. All traces of the railway in Ramsey have since been removed for ever.
The railways of the Isle of Man are extremely interesting for the historian. Although not as plentiful as they once were, there is still a great variety of vintage transport interest on the island, and well worth a visit.
The model you see of Ramsey has been painstakingly reproduced as accurately as possible over many years, and depicts the railway as it would have been in 1964. At that time the railway was very much in a run down state, with overgrown track, buildings in urgent need of repair, and the few remaining running engines patched up to keep the infrequent service operating. I have tried to create some degree of that run down look with dirty patched up engines, and slightly untidy railway buildings.
In its heyday, the Isle of Man Railway had no less than forty six miles of track. For an island of only thirty miles in length, this a good proportion covered by rail transport. The space that I have available is nowhere enough to build the entire system, but as time permits the model should eventually be twenty one feet long, and cover the Isle of Man Railway from Ramsey to St Johns, and St Johns to Peel.
If you are interested in narrow gauge modelling and the Isle of Man in particular, please have a word with one of the operators, who are always glad to exchange ideas.

Ripon and district Light Railway
A 2 feet gauge Lister "R" type, works no. 7954 will be on display outside the exhibition hall.
www.riponlightrailway.co.uk

Ryan's Mill
An SM32 layout by Alan Eadle
Scale 16mm/1ft
Gauge 32mm
Size 16' x 5'

Ryan's Mill is a working woodmill based around the years 1920 to 1930.
Raw material in the form of tree trunks, are brought in to the mill on their private 2' gauge railway from the local forest. The trunks are first "weathered" in the open store, and then moved into the mill. Here the timber is sawn into different sizes and lengths as required for the local building trade. Timber is also moved to the "Planer Shop" where it is sized, planed and treated, to eventually emerge as Frames, Doors and Windows, even garden fencing and sheds. In fact anything you want in wood, Ryan's Mill will produce for you. The finished product is then shipped out to the loading dock for delivery to the customer. The sawdust and small off cuts are moved over to the furnace where it is burnt for heating the mill and office.
The scale of Ryan's Mill is SM32. This stands for 16mm scale on 32mm track, or 2' gauge track. All items of rolling stock are scratch built, except the " Hudson skips" which are Binney kits. The buildings are made from 5mm thick plywood covered in moulded plastic sheet or machined wood sheet as used in Dolls Houses. The roof of the "Saw Shop" is covered in the new roofing material "Roofing Felt", better known as "400 grade Emery Paper". Motive power is supplied by a Railmotor and Ruston and Hornsby diesel mechanical units (all home made).

Tor Farm
Howard Martin

The TILLIG mixed gauge track allows the running of 16.5mm, 9mm and 6.5mm gauge rolling stock, and at a scale of 7mm/foot these equate to prototype gauges of 2'3", 15" and 10.25".
The purpose of the layout is to demonstrate the Avalon Line and Black Dog Mining Co range of 7mm scale narrow gauge kits; hence most of the stock is from these ranges. In addition there are a number of kits from the Wrightlines and Roy Link ranges and some scratchbuilt Z gauge items (mainly built by Chris Krupa).
The layout hopefully demonstrates that an interesting 7mm narrow gauge layout can be built in a 4' x 2' space, and that a number of different gauges can be used.
If you have any questions about the layout, the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association or 7mm narrow gauge modelling in general, please feel free to ask.

Trudoxhill Wharf
A 009 layout by Darryl Foxwell
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 5' x 6'

It is 1935 and a small coastal steamer lies by the Trudoxhill wharf waiting for the high tide. The whole area is a hive of inactivity, times are hard and trade is slow, the whole area is almost in a state of hibernation.
The wharf is served by a narrow gauge railway which also runs to the nearby beach, naval base and market town. Never a profitable line the railway uses a variety of stock bought at auction, so there is no one sort of loco or standard colour scheme for the stock - the mix can be quite surprising.
White Peak Minerals
It is set in a fictitious drift mine in Derbyshire in the early 1980s.
The only motive power is a much modified LAT Ruston (RCL Kit) and rolling stock is RCL and scratch built flat wagons and U-skips.
The railway is supposed to be the remnants of a larger system but is now very run down, with bits of scrap quarrying and mining machinery scattered about the yard.
The former company workhops have been sold off and are now in use as a Land-Rover repair garage (which was included as an excuse to show off some of my Land-Rover models).
The layout was designed to provide a little shunting but mainly just to run round and round as the intention was that it would be an attraction to the NGRS/MRT sales stall rather than an exhibit in its own right.

Narrow Gauge North 2007

009 PUBLICITY STAND

7 1/4" GAUGE SOCIETY
‘Cackler ‘ was built by its owner Chris Farrar and completed in 2000. It is a model of the Hunslet built locomotive no 671 of 1898. It was supplied to work on the tramway line at Dinorwic Quarry The model represents how the locomotive would have appeared in the 1930's with fully riveted tank, sanders and many other original features.
www.sevenandaquarter.org

ABBEY LIGHT RAILWAY
Abbey Light Railway will be displaying a Baguley 10 HP 760 outside the main entrance to the show.



BLACKHAWK HOUSE
An On30 layout by Ian Drummond
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 10' x 6'
Blackhawk House was the Engine House (American term for engine shed) of the Gilpin Gold Tram, which served many of the mines of Gilpin County in Colorado , USA . This 2ft gauge line was constructed in several phases staring in 1887, and eventually the line was some twenty six miles long. It twisted and climbed all over Gilpin County with steep gradients, in places at least 1 in 20, and sharp curves, the tightest of which was reputed to have been 50ft radius on the main line. Sadly thought the line was relatively short lived, closing in 1917. The story of the line was related in the March/April 2006 edition of the magazine "Narrow Gauge World".
The model supposes that in fact the line survived longer, being purchased by a large mining company, which brought in some additional motive power to supplement the line's original Shay geared locomotives. At the centre of the layout is Blackhawk House which was in fact a converted barn, and serves as the main engineering facility on the line. The main line climbs and curves round the Engine House on a series of wooden trestles. These were so close to the Engine House that when the line acquired larger locomotives, part of the roof of the barn had to be cut away to allow the engines to pass. To the front of the layout there is a line leading away to the warming house. In winter trains of gold ore were placed in the warming house overnight, in order to thaw out, the low temperatures often completely freezing the ore inside the hopper wagons. The line now operates a range of locomotives including Shays and Climax's, as well as a couple of early railtrucks. Operation of the layout is by a DCC system which allows for individual sound for each locomotive.
Currently the layout is still very much a work in progress, and is exhibited to demonstrate some of the variety of modelling techniques used, many of which are following American practice.

 BORTH -Y-GEST
A Festiniog/NWNGR layout by Paul Holmes
Gauge 7.83mm
In 1865 the Croesor Tramway obtained an Act of Parliament permitting the construction of an extension of their line around the coast from the quays at Portmadoc to the village of Borth-y-Gest , and to run steam locomotives on their 2 foot line.
The line was never constructed, but my model is yet another 'might have been'. I assume that the line came around the headland and behind the fictional Gorseddau slate warehouse to emerge onto a newly built wharf that had been constructed parallel to the Glaslyn river's course through the estuary, thus creating an enclosed harbour at Borth-y-Gest.
On the same date 10 years later the NWNGR obtained its Act - if built in full, this would have created a network of two foot lines around North Wales , and would have enveloped the Croesor, creating the line we know now as the Welsh Highland, some 50 years earlier than actually happened.
Track is all hand built to 7.83mm gauge using copper clad sleepers and PECO Z gauge rail. Stock is a mixture of scratchbuilt and kitbuilt items, running on 2mm Association wheels set to 6.9mm back-to-back. The layout runs with DCC control by Lenz, decoders by Lenz and also now with Umelec and Dietz sound decoders - LISTEN to the England engines at work on the wharf..and see the world's first (I think) Double Fairlie ( James Spooner) in 4mm scale with DCC lights, sound and smoke .



BRONABER SIDINGS
A 5.5mm scale layout by Mike Chinery
Scale 5.5mm/1ft
Gauge 12mm
Size 6' x 1.5
This small layout has been produced in order to show what is possible in this scale. The rolling stock, track, figures and road vehicles are all commercially available. The scale itself is unusual but has been around for a long time. It was introduced by GEM in the early 1960's and was used to produce the first commercial range of narrow gauge models. It had great potential but lost out to the introduction of mass produced HOe scale (3.5mm scale on 9mm gauge track) models from the continent.
In the late 1980's an Association was formed to support the scale, and in 1996 Malcolm Savage bought the original range from GEM. Many of the old models have been improved, and reintroduced, and new models have been produced. Other manufacturers have started making their products available in this scale, something that never happened the first time around.
See the Association website www.55news.org

BURGERDORF
A Hoe layout by Graham R Hand
Scale 3.5mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 6' x 1'
Burgerdorf represents an imaginary narrow gauge line in the Austrian Tyrol, which is portrayed as it would have been in the early 1970's.
At this time some general goods and parcel traffic would have remained, supplemented by considerable timber loadings, to and from the sawmills. These, and regular passenger services, were diesel hauled. One or two steam locomotives were, however, retained to operate increasingly popular tourist trains. Originally planned and built over twenty years ago, the layout has been completely rebuilt recently, whilst re-using much of the original equipment, rolling stock and buildings.
Questions are very welcome - we might even know the answers!



CRANLEY LAKE RAILROAD
An On30 layout by Derek Naylor
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 10' x 4'
The layout follows a favourite theme of the builder, that of a tourist line running to a lake, combined with the usual general freight, and some kind of mineral. For an American line, the site is very cramped, even for a narrow gauge line.
Locomotives are mainly Bachmann On30. One loco, the diesel, is a Bachmann 00 kit bashed into a rod drive chassis, and larger cab. The Heisler is in its third guise. It started out as an Avonside loco, then the chassis was used for a fun layout, finally by just adding a bell and spark arresting chimney, it has become "Americanised".
Buildings are all scratch built, mainly from balsa wood and card. At the time of writing this the hopper complex is incomplete, but should be an operating model at the exhibition.



DINAS DDU (N.W.N.G.RYS)
A Layout by Peter Booth
Scale 8mm/1ft (1:38)
Gauge 16mm
Size 16.5' x 2.5'
Dinas Ddu is closely based upon the approach to Dinas Junction station, which was the northern terminus for the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railways company's main line to Rhyd Ddu ( South Snowdon in later years). It is modeled as it is thought to have been in the early part of the 20 th century, based upon contemporary plans and photographs. This railway was eventually incorporated into the ill-fated Welsh Highland Railway in 1922, and the site is now part of  the new expanding Welsh Highland Railway. Eventually it is hoped that the whole of this spectacularly scenic railway will be re-opened from Caernarfon to Porthmadog.
The intention has always been to model virtually everything from scratch, and this has largely been accomplished, the choice of the unusual scale of 8mm/1ft leaving little option. The track is spiked to wooden sleepers in the prototypical manner, and the ballast has been produced from crushed slate. The locomotives have been constructed from nickel silver and brass, information having been obtained, where possible, from the manufacturers' original drawings. 
Coaches and wagons are constructed from wood, nickel silver or plasticard, on nickel silver and brass underframes. Additional stock is planned, a Cleminson six wheel coal wagon has recently joined the fleet, and some more large coal wagons are on the way.
Stonework on the buildings has been produced by building up layers of Polyfilla onto a scribed plaster base, the resulting textured finish being painted with watercolours. The corrugated iron was obtained from Slater's sheet, which works exactly right for the chosen scale. Grass is made from individual clumps of plumbers' hemp. Bushes and other scenery are made from a variety of materials.
The model was first started in the mid 1980'2 and is now virtually complete, although there is scope for further scenic development. The layout will eventually be extended to include most of the narrow gauge station at Dinas, although it will not be practical to include the large sidings complex.
The owner has been a member of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Association for many years and has found inspiration and enjoyment from being associated with this excellent body. Membership is recommended for anyone modelling the narrower gauges in the larger scales.



DONEGAL
An OOn3 layout by Dr G Alan Gee
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 12mm
Size 20' x 2.25'
In the 1950's the County Donegal Railway Joint Committee, equally owned by the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, and the London Midland and Scottish Railway of England, operated the largest 3' gauge railway system in the British Isles . The mainline ran from Londonderry to Strabane, with a branch to Letterkenny, then on to Stranorlar, Donegal, and terminating at the fishing port of Killybegs. From Donegal the line also branched to the seaside town of Ballyshannon . The total track mileage was 124 miles. By the 1950's the County Donegal Railway had introduced diesel railcars for all its scheduled passenger services. Steam locomotives were still used for goods traffic, and the famous Donegal excursion trains. During exhibitions we try to show the typical timetable workings at Donegal for a Bank Holiday Monday in August 1950. Allowing for space restrictions, the railway is an exact model of Donegal station as it was in the 1950's. All the buildings have been reproduced from photographs taken at the time, or from measurements of the buildings that remain today. The track layouts, and the rolling stock, are also correct for this period. Modified Faller road vehicles have also been incorporated into the layout, to illustrate the integrated bus and train transport system pioneered in Ireland by the County Donegal Railway.
The operators will be pleased to answer any questions you have about the layout, and also the County Donegal Railway Heritage Centre located at Donegal station in Ireland .
This layout was featured in the September and October 2006 issues of Railway Modeller.
Photos Steve Flint, courtesy of Railway Modeller



LLANFAIRISH & ABER
A 009 layout by Andy Cundick
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 16' x 5'
Llanfairish as originally built, was merely a test track for my 009 stock. However since then it seems to have developed a life of its own. Llanfairish is based on Llanfair Caereinion on the 2'6" gauge Welshpool and Llanfair Railway in mid Wales . It is modeled as it was during its goods only phase in the 1940/1950's. Aber is based on Abergynolwyn, the upper passenger terminus of the 2'3" gauge Tallylyn Railway, as it was in the 1930's, before it became the pioneer preservation line in 1951.
Questions on these lines, narrow gauge in general, and 009 modelling, are encouraged.



MOUNT DOWD 2
A narrow gauge live steam layout, built and operated by members of the Yorkshire Group of the 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers
Scale 16mm/foot
Size 32' x 15'



PEN-Y-FFORDD
An O16.5 layout by the Heywood Model Railway Group
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 16' x 8'
Pen-y-ffordd is a 7mm narrow gauge layout, running on 16.5mm track. The layout is not based on any particular prototype, but was built to give the flavour of the Welsh narrow gauge. The locomotives and rolling stock are either kit or scratch built, representing a number of narrow gauge prototypes, mainly the Ffestiniog, Talyllyn, Welsh Highland, and the long lost Glyn Valley Tramway. All the stock is fitted with Kadee couplings. Automatic uncoupling is effected by strategically placed magnets located under the track. Track work is PECO O16.5mm. The buildings are scratch built, using foam board, and Slaters Plastikard of various types. The layout has been built by three members of Heywood Model Railway Group, and has taken two years to build.
If you have any questions about the layout, please ask one of the operators.



REDWOOD LUMBER COMPANY
An On30 layout by Roger Nicholls
Scale 7mm/1ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Size 10' x 2'
Situated in North West California during the 1950's, Redwood Lumber Company portrays a small narrow gauge logging and lumber line, of which there were several during this time. Locomotives and rolling stock were sometimes purchased from other companies, hence the various road names. The line interchanges cars with another narrow gauge railroad, the South Pacific Coast .
The locomotives are Shay, and Climax, which along with the rolling stock, are products of Bachmann. The engine house, sawmill and water tower are scratch built from balsa strip.
Scenic materials are from Woodland Scenics, ballast is sand, trees are shaded and stained balsa trunks, and the foliage is conifer green. The back scene is hand painted using emulsion for the sky, Humbrol matt paints for distant trees and mountains, and pastel chalks for the clouds.
This is a DCC FREE ZONE, conventional being spoken here, albeit very slowly, as we are from Yorkshire .
Any questions do not be afraid to ask.
This layout is due to appear in the March 2007 Continental Modeller.


TAN YR ALLT & DWFFYR UCHAF
A 009 LAYOUT BY Roger Christian and Stan Williams
Scale 4mm/1ft
Gauge 9mm
Size 16' x 2'
"Tan yr Allt" is based on Tan-y-Bwlch station on the famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway in North Wales . The real station is set on a hillside along which the line meanders. Much modellers licence has had to be used to reduce the length into a model that is manageable. "Dwffyr Uchaf" also forms part of another layout as well as providing a terminus, thus widening the operating potential on the layout. The buildings are representative, but the main station house is close model of how it was before extension. Most of the buildings are constructed using the Wills materials pack, track is PECO 009, and some 'N' gauge, while the rock faces are either broken cork bark or plaster castings.A fair cross section of Ffestiniog locomotives, and rolling stock, are run on the layout. We also run stock from other Welsh narrow gauge railways, and from further afield, for variety, depending on which operators are present with their own personal interests.
The operators are all members of the 009 SOCIETY, which is the largest society in the world catering for narrow gauge modellers. We will be happy to answer any questions regarding the society, the layout, scenic's and models. In return we ask that you enjoy watching the trains go by and, if present, control your children and prevent any finger poking. Most of the models are made by the operators, and it only takes a second to destroy many hours work.



THE STEINTALBAHN X – OBERSDORF OST
An HO/Hoe layout by Graham Lightfoot
Scale 3.5mm/1 ft
Gauge 16.5mm/9mm
Size 5' x 4'
The Steintalbahn X has been specially constructed to commemorate the 25 th anniversary of the German Railway Society in 2006. Like all my previous HO/Hoe layouts, no X is a fictitious local government owned 750mm gauge line in Bavaria , which shares running rights over most of its track with the state owned DRG.
Obersdorf Ost is a small Bahnhof on a section of dual gauge track in the Stoltal Valley , on the line from Guntersberge to Augustdorf. The Steintalbahn (STB) also operates a short branch line from Obersdorf Ost to Thorndorf, and serves a mine close to the Bahnhof, using standard gauge wagons on transporter wagons. 

The DRG declined the offer to have a siding, or goods facilities, at Obersdorf Ost, as it did not consider that traffic in the area would generate sufficient income. But the STB handle small consignments of everyday, and express delivery items on behalf of the DRG, in the goods shed adjacent to the main Bahnhof building.
The layout uses a mixture of DRG and STB narrow gauge, and DRG standard gauge stock, all from my permanent layout (STB IX). On occasions the odd Bavarian train can be seen on specials, put on by the DRG to celebrate various local events in the towns and villages in the Stoltal valley. An original EGGERBAHN, No 1, 0-4-0 diesel operates on the feldbahn section in the mine area.
Steintalbahn X - Obersdorf Ost, featured in the September 2006 edition of Continental Modeller, and a short video clip appeared in the PECO 2006 CD.

TIMPDON LAKE RAILWAY
An SM32 layout by Chris MacKenzie
Scale 16mm/1ft
Gauge 32mm
Size 15.5' x 9'
16mm scale on 32mm gauge track (2 foot narrow gauge) has become very popular in recent years mainly because of the large number of articles published in model railway magazines. These all illustrate live steam engines running through all sizes of garden.This layout tries to show that 16mm modelling can also be taken indoors. Although most people don't want to run live steam engines in their spare bedroom, a workable layout is still possible in a garage, shed or cellar. Both Mamod and Peco make 2' 6" radius set-track and as you can see, these tight curves can look quite prototypical with short rolling stock. The layout on show here today depicts a scene at the Timpdon Lake Railway's engine sheds and Harbour Station. It's an Open Day, so all the loco's are on show.
Look out for the working scenic dioramas (like camera flashing train-spotters, working Aldis lamps giving morse code messages, working swing rain bridge, not to mention a welding repairman, a smoking barbecue and many more!) There's a CCTV system giving various vantage points, and even a camera in the train giving a passenger's perspective.
After careful consideration it was decided to build the layout on a freelance design. In such limited space it would be impossible to show so much traffic and detail (don't forget an average Ffestiniog train is over 16 feet long in this scale!). Instead, an attempt was made to recreate the atmosphere of several popular narrow gauge lines. However the operators argue that this isn't a "model" railway - it's a real one in its own right!
16mm scale narrow gauge is for everyone - not just the rich. Of course it's possible to buy a ready-to-run steam loco for over a thousand pounds, but it's also possible to make yourself a small battery operated loco for under five pounds - and that includes the batteries!
The operators of the layout all have their own garden line and so will only be too glad to answer questions and offer advice.
You can also ask for a leaflet on the 16mm Narrow Gauge Modellers' Association. Membership not only puts you in touch with fellow minded railway buffs at various national events, it also provides valuable information to get you started.
Many members in the Lancashire And District Section (LADS) visit other members' railways most Sunday afternoons throughout the summer, and every month during the winter. They will also gladly assist anyone considering starting their own railway.
Again, ask for details!



TROLLENBERG JUNCTION
A G scale layout by Yorkshire Dales G Scale Society
Scale G
Gauge 45mm
Size 20' x 17'
Commenced in February 2005, the layout is currently based upon an area of 20' x 17'. A high level branch is under development at our Keighley clubrooms.
The layout currently has three running tracks, one of which is operated under Digital Command Control, (DCC). This allows us to use and demonstrate both analogue and digital systems.
We operate both European and American stock on narrow gauge track, representing a metre wide track. However G scale is a broad church when it comes to scales - if it looks right, it is usually accepted as okay.
Locomotives can be electric or battery powered - radio control is available. Steam powered locomotives are often used outdoors - track can be quickly together for use on the patio etc. for the day, or a more permanent garden design can be developed.
A common misunderstanding is that this scale is expensive - however a basic starter set can be purchased for around £170 or less.
Please ask if you have any questions. This G scale group was started in April 2004, and presently has members across the North of England.
If you are interested in taking things further, you are welcome to visit us at the Keighley club - just ask for details.



TTARRAG SHED
A narrow gauge layout, featuring live steam Garratt's (including NG16 and K1 as operated by the Welsh Highland Railway, Caernarfon), built and operated by members of the 16mm Garratt Owners & Operators Association.
Scale 16mm/foot
Size 30' x 10'
Ttarrag Shed is operated by the 16mm Garratt Owners & Operators Association which was formed 5 years ago to bring together all those with an interest in 16mm scale Beyer-Garratt type locomotives.
The layout itself depicts a locomotive shed & is complete with all the items that you expect to find in an area where Garratt locomotives are serviced & stabled.
You'll find a loco shed, ashpits, coal tower, works department, watering facilities - all items required to keep the Garratts running.
The majority of the Garratts on Ttarrag Shed are live steam & either coal or gas fired. 

Narrow Gauge North 2004

009 SOCIETY SALES STAND & 009 PUBLICITY STAND

7mm NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY SOCIETY
Display and stand incorporating a narrow gauge layout 4' x 2'
 
ARMY LAYOUT
Marvel at these 7/8" / 1ft scale models of the narrow gauge

BARWICK QUAY RAILWAY
7mm/ft A fictitious layout based on the narrow gauge railways of Wales 12' x 2.5'
 
BIG CAT MINE
Gn15 - G scale on 16.5mm track The Black Dog Mining Company display their latest items on this layout representing a 15" gauge railway 3' x 2'

CHELTHWAITE MILLS
009 Imaginary line based in Lancashire 9' x 4'
 
G SCALE LAYOUT
Demonstrating the possibilities of the large scale, LGB, Bachmann, etc.

GAIRLOCH and WESTER ROSS RAILWAY
009 On the 2' gauge in the highlands of Scotland with heavyweight power. L shape 8' x 7'
 
GHYLLDALE
009 Layout based in the fictitious village of Ghylldale in the Yorkshire Dales 10' x 3'
 
GREEN END
009 7' x 1'

LIVE STEAM MINIATURE RAILWAY
Kids young and old can enjoy a ride

MOUNTAIN RAILWAY
009 A fantastic layout operated by live steam 009 locomotives 6' x 2'

MOUNT DOWD RAILWAY
16mm scale Radio controlled live steam narrow gauge locomotives, and rolling stock

On3 WAGON BUILDING DISPLAY and DCC DISPLAY
Come and see US narrow gauge wagons being built, and also learn more about the advantages of Digital Train Control 6' x 2'

SEA WOLF
009 Layout at a submarine repair depot in France in 1943 4' x 4'

SMOKY MOUNTAIN and SOGGY BOTTOM RAILWAY
1/24 scale Rowland Emmet inspired layout 5' x 5'
 
ST JAMES' PARK
1/30.5 - Gauge 1 A park layout showing two miniature railways representing 11" gauge (009 track) and 7 ¼" (Z gauge track) 6' x 3'

TOR FARM
7mm scale A layout showing the variety of gauges that can be represented in 7mm scale narrow gauge modelling, by using Tillig mixed gauge track of 16.5mm and 9mm. This track also allows the running of 6.5mm stock. These 3 gauges represent 2'3",15" and 10.25". See the models available from Avalon Line and the Black Dog Mining Company. 4' x 2'

TRANSPORT MUSEUM LAYOUT
A wonderfully detailed model of a transport museum 13.5' x 6'

WATERHULME
009 Layout based upon the former Leek & Manifold railway 10' x 3'
 

Narrow Gauge North 2003

7mm NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY SOCIETY

Display and stand incorporating a narrow gauge layout 4' x 2'. See and buy their range of narrow gauge publications
 

AVALON BRICKWORKS / TOR FARM
7mm Narrow Gauge
Howard Martin
The Avalon Line cast resin kits are a range of locos and rolling stock cast resin kits for 7mm narrow gauge. Steam and diesel locos are available for 9mm gauge (representing 15" gauge) and 16.5mm gauge (representing 2' - 2'6"gauges). All are designed to fit proprietary chassis with little or no modification. There is also a range of kits that can be run on 6.5mm ('Z' gauge) that represents 10 1/4" gauge in 7mm scale. All the range are supplied unpainted and are very simple to assemble.
Tor Farm demonstrates the Avalon Line and Black Dog Mining Co range of 7mm narrow gauge kits; hence most of the the stock is from these ranges. In addition there are a number of kits from the Wrightlines and Roy link ranges and some scratch built Z gauge items. The layout demonstrates that an interesting Narrow Gauge layout can be buil in a 4' x 2' space and a number of different gauges can be used.
Howard is also Chairman of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Railway Society and will be pleased to answer any queries.
 
BARROWFLEET
009/00
Hull Miniature Railway Society
The area of the River Humber once boasted a thriving industry in the manufacture of bricks and tiles.
Barrowfleet attempts to portray the railway activity of the area during the early 1970's.  The narrow gauge layout at the front of the layout carries clay to the brickworks.  At the rear of the layout is a standard gauge line and halt modelled on Barrow Haven.
 
BLACK DOG MINE NO 2
On9 (7mm scale on 9mm gauge)
Steve Bennett
The Black Dog Mining co specialise in small space, detailed cameo layouts. For this year we present something new to entertain you. Having in to take into account that time marches on and with this comes deteriorating eyesight and less nimble fingers than before.. we have moved up to a larger scale to see if the same principles that were used in 09 could be applied to the larger size. By choosing 'G' scale and 16.5mm gauge track we have stayed faithful to our 15inch roots with the main advantage being that the parts are much larger. Again a size suitable for a coffee table or something similar has been chosen, to show that large scale need not mean large space.
 
DDUALLT
009
David and Rob Waller
On the Ffestiniog Railway, Dduallt, wild and remote with it’s unique spiral, is perhaps the most famous station on any of Britain’s narrow gauge railways.
This layout shows Dduallt station as it was in the late 1980's when trains used to pause, and cross, in the station’s passing loop.
All the locomotives on the layout are built from brass and whitemetal kits, many of them altered and improved to show the locomotives as they are running today.
Dduallt is built to a scale of 4mm to the foot and uses a track gauge of 9mm.
Dduallt appeared in the Railway Modeller October 1996.
 

DOLORES
Sn3 (3/16" to 1ft)
Layout representing the former Rio Grande Southern station of Dolores in Colorado in the USA.
 
GRANGE ROAD
009
Paul Titmuss
Grange Road is a narrow gauge railway layout designed to fit into a small space.  It was built with two goals in mind – to construct a layout to completion, and entertain my, then, young son.  Both were achieved after 8 years.
Whilst the railway has no real location there are three railways which have influenced most of the railway stock - the Corris Railway, the Glyn Valley Tramway and the North Wales Narrow Gauge Railway.
All the stock is kit built, the scenery and some buildings are scratch built sometimes using slightly unorthodox techniques.  The station building is inspired by that at Aberllefenni on the Corris Railway, which also occupied a narrow site.
The layout is 3" x 2" and with sitting space takes up 5" x 2"
 
MOUNT DOWD
16mm Live Steam
Assoc of 16mm NG Modellers, Yorkshire Group
The Yorkshire groups three track demonstration layout. perhaps the largest collection of steam loco's on any one railway. Unusual and eccentric locos from around the world and from closer to home. No steam layout has more action on it's tracks.
 
NORMANDY
009
Darryl Foxwell
This layout recreates a German defensive position just before D-Day 1944.
The complex is served by a 60cm light railway, and on the shore in front the defensive barricades are being re-enforced.
 
PEN-Y-FFORDD
Scale 7mm to 1 ft
Gauge 16.5mm
Heywood Model Railway Group
Pen-Y-Ffordd is a 7mm scale narrow gauge railway, running on 16.5mm track.
The layout is not based on any particular prototype, but was built to the flavour of the Welsh narrow gauge.
The locos and rolling stock are either kit or scratch built, representing a number narrow gauge prototypes.  All the stock is fitted with KADEE couplings, and automatic uncoupling is effected by strategically placed magnets located under the track.  The track is PECO.
The buildings are scratch built using foam board and SLATERS plasticard.
The layout has been built by three members of Heywood model railway group, (www.hmrg.co.uk) and has taken two years to build.
 
 

Narrow Gauge North 2002

 

Participating layouts and displays

THE 009 SOCIETY
A display of 009 models built by members of the Society. The latest edition of the 009 Handbook will also be on sale, together with samples of the monthly edition of the "009 News". If your interest is in 009 modelling this is the place to call, and talk to the experts.

7MM NARROW GAUGE SOCIETY
Scale 7mm to 1 ft on 16.5mm gauge
Display stand incorporating a narrow gauge layout. See and buy their range of narrow gauge publications.

7/8 SCALE
An enterprising group of modellers bring their as yet unnamed large eye level layout to NGN. This large dual gauge 32mm and 45mm layout shows 2ft gauge on the 45mm line and is nearly scale for 18" models on 32mm track. In this large scale, small prototypes can be modelled in glorious detail - every rivet can be there and all moving parts are capable of operating. A 'must have' for the detail enthusiast and a boon to those who want to build their own style locomotives in steam or battery electrics.

Come and see a new scale being developed - it is not going to go away!

ASHOVER
009
Brian Love
The layout represents Fallgate station and yard on the Ashover Light Railway sometime in the late 1930's, when, although the mineral traffic (mainly limestone for ballast) for was extant, the passenger service was rapidly declining due to increasing competition from the new bus services. The layout features a fluorspar washer, tarmac plant, yard offices, cottage and other buildings- all scratch built. Rolling stock and locomotives are kit-built.

AVALON BRICKWORKS / TOR FARM
7mm Narrow Gauge
Howard Martin
The Avalon Line cast resin kits are a range of locos and rolling stock cast resin kits for 7mm narrow gauge. Steam and diesel locos are available for 9mm gauge (representing 15" gauge) and 16.5mm gauge (representing 2' - 2'6" gauges). All are designed to fit proprietary chassis with little or no modification. There is also a range of kits that can be run on 6.5mm ('Z' gauge) that represents 10 1/4" gauge in 7mm scale. All the range are supplied unpainted and are very simple to assemble.

Tor Farm demonstrates the Avalon Line and Black Dog Mining Co range of 7mm narrow gauge kits; hence most of the the stock is from these ranges. In addition there are a number of kits from the Wrightlines and Roy link ranges and some scratch built Z gauge items. The layout demonstrates that an interesting Narrow Gauge layout can be buil in a 4' x 2' space and a number of different gauges can be used.

Howard is also Chairman of the 7mm Narrow Gauge Railway Society and will be pleased to answer any queries.

BLACK DOG MINE NO 2
0n9 (7mm scale on 9mm gauge)
Steve Bennett
The Black Dog Mining co specialise in small space, detailed cameo layouts. For this year we present something new to entertain you. Having in to take into account that time marches on and with this comes deteriorating eyesight and less nimble fingers than before.. we have moved up to a larger scale to see if the same principles that were used in 09 could be applied to the larger size. By choosing 'G' scale and 16.5mm gauge track we have stayed faithful to our 15inch roots with the main advantage being that the parts are much larger. Again a size suitable for a coffee table or something similar has been chosen, to show that large scale need not mean large space.

FRYUP
009
Chris Towers
Freelance layout with many operating features to entertain young and old alike.

INDIAN HILL RAILWAY
16mm Live Steam
Rob Bennet
Quite the most unusual and atmospheric railway model in 16mm. You really are looking at the hillside villages, bazaars and shanties of the hill railway to Darjeeling. the little trains rattle past this wonderful re-creation of those northern Indian villages taking you up into the hills. You will be enchanted and captivated - not to be missed.

IRTON ROAD
On9
David Rae
Irton Road station on the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway was opened in 1876, when the 3 foot-gauge line built to carry haematite ore from the mines at the head of the Eskdale to the coast started to carry passenger and general goods traffic. Irton road was the only stone built station building on the line, being 4 miles up the valley from Ravenglass. When the line closed in 1912 it lay derelict until revived by WJ Bassett-Lowke and friends as a 15" gauge line. Trains to Irton Road recommenced in 1916 and continue to this day. This model features Irton Road Station as it was in the 1920's to 1950's period.

ISLE OF SODOR
00
Alan Parker
Rev Awdry's books brought to life.

LANGFORD
00n12
John Patrick
A freelance layout depicting the Irish 3' gauge railways.

MOUNTDOWD
16mm Live Steam
Assoc of 16mm NG Modellers, Yorkshire Group
The Yorkshire groups three track demonstration layout. perhaps the largest collection of steam loco's on any one railway. Unusual and eccentric locos from around the world and from closer to home. No steam layout has more action on it's tracks.

NANT MAWR
16mm Live Steam
HRM
The largest and best club layout in 16mm gauge by Huddersfield Railway Modellers. Live Steam running through scenes from the Festiniog, Tal-Y-Lyn, Welshpool and LLanfair Welsh Narrow Gauge and the Southwold Railway. Without doubt the finest representaion of scenes from these famous lines ever attempted in this large scale - outstanding.

Its only public exhibition in 2002.

OPEN DAY AT TIMPDON SHEDS
16mm Live Steam
Chris MacKenzie
The layout depicts a scene at the Timpdon Lake Railways engine sheds and Harbour Station. Its the open day, so all the locos are on show and a 7 1/4" miniature railway is giving rides to children. The old works 12 1/4" gauge railway is also operating half scale locomotives. Look out for the working scenic dioramas; cameras flashing, train spotters, working Aldis lamp giving morse code messages, not to mention a welding repairman, a car stuck in the mud and much more. A feast of items to amaze and delight.

RAILHEAD 1917
009
Darryl Foxwell
World War 1 front line layout (to be featured in March 2002 Continental modeller)
 

The layout depicts a little known part of the Great War, the movement of vast quantities of goods by temporary narrow gauge railways. As the conflict wore on, movement of goods along shelled and muddy roads became at times impossible, so all sides in the chaos turned to rail transport. Over 2000 miles of track of 2ft track was laid and a wide variety of locos and rolling stock were developed to suit the conditions. Loco stock includes armoured Simplex, Baldwin 4-6-0's and captured German stock. Wagons include a large number of type D and Type E bogie wagons, American flat cars, Hudson skips and many more.

SEMERDALE
3mm scale - 1/4" gauge
Derek Naylor
Imaginary Lake District layout complete with lake, boats and passengers, operating log loading facility - as seen in Railway Modeller.