Narrow Gauge North

2017

Bassendale

A layout by Stuart Bass
Scale : 009
Gauge : 9mm
Size : 7' x 3'
 

A 009 layout, depicting a scenic branch line that was originally built to serve the once highly productive sawmill at Bassendale in Lakeland. The now preserved narrow gauge railway operates mainly as a tourist attraction to visitors, but still provides a freight service to the local industry. There are various locomotives (some as old as the owner!) in operation, with a variety of rolling stock and several points of interest for viewers to look out for.

Noel Bass from Southport in Lancashire originally constructed the layout some 30 years ago. It was thought to be lost or scrapped but was then inherited by Noel’s cousin, Ian Bass and has been restored to working order by him and other members of the Bass family. It is now in the ownership of Ian’s son, Stuart.