Martello Yard MPD
Skip Hill Mineral Railway
Cherwell Station, Bridge and Trams
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Solihull Model Railway Circle
Gauge = '00'/4mm
is our exhibition layout and is developing fast. Its design
means a number of scale length trains can run simultaneously.
The scenery is now taking shape, the tramway is now laid,
and colour light signals on the mainlines.
If you look carefully you can see: Pigeons roosting under
the station bridge; Foxes using the trackbed as a shortcut
and one fox eying lambs, gulls eggs and the shepherd on the
upper pasture; Cats watch building work in the arch from the
platform; Gulls above the sea and on the cliffs with a lonely
Size = 5' x 2'
Gauge = '009'
Blaneau is a fictitious layout set somewhere in North Wales.
It uses locomotives from neighbouring railways to compliment
its own, so a variety of Narrow Gauge engines can be seen
duriing the day. Whilst the layout is priivately owned it
is used to promote the gloucestershire warwickshire steam
railway based at Toddington in the Cotswolds.
Mr B Hobson
Size = 6'6" x 2'6"
Gauge = 'HOe'
is a HOe (3.5mm Scale 9mm Gauge) layout representing a 760mm
narrow gauge line on hte German/Czech border. The layout is
a looped figure of eight to maximise the time trains are seen.
Stock is of continental manufacture and track Peco.
The Display Stand will have historic 009/HOe equipment from
the 1960's and some 5.5mm scale narrow gauge.
Mr Robert McLeod
Size = 8'6" x 22"
Gauge = '00'
is based on a layout design of Iain Rice from the magazine
'Modelling Railways Illustrated' June 95.
The upper level being ex L&Y for warehouse traffic. Lower
level ex L.N.W.R. used for servicing locomotives, all under
the L.M.S. banner.
Mr E. E. King
Size = 8' x 3'
Gauge = '0' + 0/16.5NG
Basin represents an inland river port basin and warehousing
served by both a standard and narrow gauge railway. The layout
features several operating functions which may be operated
by the public (please ask) as well as an automatic shuttle
which can be switched on if the operator is busy with somthing
else. Please feel free to ask any questions.
Size = 5' 6" x 1'
Gauge = 'TT3'
is the terminus of a former Great Western Railway brach line
in east Gloucestershire. It is set in the late 1950's; the
final years of operation for many such lines.
The buildings you see on the layout with the exception of
the Brewery, are all models of actual ones that were located
along the Cheltenham to Kingham line - the inspiration behind
The locomotives and nearly all of the rolling stock are kit-built.
A wide variety of kits and equipment is available in 3mm scale
through the 3mm Society and specialist firms like 3SMR.
If you have any questions about the layout don't hesitate
Skip Hill Mineral
Size = 6' x 1'
Gauge = '00' 4mm
layout was inspired by, but it is clearly not a model of,
Cromford and High Peak line in Derbyshire. Powerful tank engines
charge the 1 in 14 gradients with short trains of empty miieral
wagons. After shunting the wagons on the summit, the loaded
wagons are carefully (very carefully!) taken back down the
gradients to the exchange sidings.
Steep gradients, short headshunts, automatic uncoupling and
numerous isolating sections make for interesting operation
in a space.
The name is derived from where I found the baseboard, in a
Size = 9'6" x 2'6"
Gauge = '00' 4mm
Modellers are very fond of building layouts which depict a
scene from a "might have been" section of railway...
...well here is another one!
In the 1930s and late 1940s, there was a build up of Southern
Railway cross-channel traffic at the ports of Folkestone and
Dover. Martello M.P.D. represents a possible relief facility
sited in the Folkestone Warren area, close to Martello Tunnel.
The Martello Towers were built along this section of the coast
as a defence line, around 1800.
This extra M.P.D. would ease the work load at Folkestone and
Dover, much of which concerned the turning and servicing of
the Locos working the Boat Trains, including the "Golden
The model represents alocation near the site of the Warren
Halt, which closed in the 1950s. There is no road access to
the area, just a zig-zag path down the cliff face.
More modellers licence is used in the varied selection of
Southern Locos to be seen on the layout, some of which you
would not expect to see on the South-Eastern Section. This
is to makethings more interesting for both modeller and Viewer.
Comments and questions are welcome.
Rio Bravo Industries
Size = 4' x 2
Gauge = N 1/160
N scale layout is based on the industrial district the eastern
side of Kansas City. Rio Brav is, however, fictitious. There
are eight different 'industries' able to receive deliveries
or ship out their products by rail. Short local trains bring
freigth cars from the yard on the mainline, delivery them
to the approriate industry, (eg coal to the power station)
and take way cars which have been loaded. There are also occassional
local passenger trains.