-Tidmarsh-

OO / OO9 Gauge.

By Members.

Approx. 21'6" x 10'6"

Available for exhibitions in the near future.

Six operators required,

two day shows only.


The layout, veiwed from all sides, is a generic freelance layout enabling club members to run their own DCC trains of any era or region. Features include - a canal, large viaducts, a narrow gauge gravel railway two tunnels and various other scenic interests.

Timarsh, the layout, is not to be confused with the actual town of Tidmarsh in Surrey.

The Layout name is derived by  T i DM a RS h

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If you are interested in booking one of our layouts for your show, please contact our chairman or secretary for details.

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-Dagenham East-

OO Gauge.

By Members.

Available for exhibitions in the near future.

16' x 9' Viewed from all sides.

4 operators required

The Layout is based on Dagenham East pre-1960.

To enable stops of London-Tilbury-Southend trains, the platforms on the layout had to be condensed to fit the layout size, as the prototype platforms built by the LMS were exceptionally long.

The fiddle yard with a bit of modellers licence represents Cambridge. To one end we have an underground station to represent the connection from Liverpool St to the District Line.

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The layout is controlled by DCC and we hope to automate most of the running for the future.

Rolling stock is typical of that seen on the LTS and District lines in the 1950s. The LTS line was electrified by 1960 .

This layout is still a work in progress.

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- Silverdale -

OO Gauge.

Members private layout.

Available for shows.

2 operators required.

Minimal expenses.

A junior member's layout depicting

a modern era, small terminus

station, servicing area and air

museum.

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-Perton Lock-

O Gauge

By Members

Not currently available for exhibitions

The theme is a terminus branch line of early British Rail on the border of ex LMS & GWR regions with a canal just before the station approach. There are sidings for a goods shed and the other usual amenities that come with a busy station, this will allow plenty of shunting, but the actual program has yet to be decided. On exit there is a branch leading to a locomotive service area and possibly a turntable, also to be decided.  Moving out and over the canal, the road, a single track, curves to the left and through a tunnel  leading to a five road fiddle yard with a single road   

switcher at the end to allow

locomotives to run round storage roads. Points are mostly hand made by members to 31-5 mm gauge to enable a smoother operation (as against the Guild Standard of 32mm), operated by Tortoise  motors, with isolating sections on the approach to trailing frogs, to prevent short circuits. There are no signals on the layout at present, but will probably be of the  semaphore type.
Although mainly DCC, the layout can, and has had, analogue or DC locomotives running very well.
Our current projects are mainly the scenery including the canal, road bridge ,other out buildings and trees etc.

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- Fen Lane -

OO Gauge.

By members.


8' x 2' + 4' x 2' fiddle yard.

Available for exhibitions.

2 operators required.

Minimal expenses.

Fen lane is a freelance end to end, terminus to turntable fiddleyard set loosely at the end of the 50’s into the early 60’s.

It is set ‘somewhere’ in the fenlands of western East Anglia. The station is set beside a lazy fenland drain overlooked by wide-open skies.

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Prototypically, stations of this nature, in this period, would have had very little traffic - mainly: freight, some grain, domestic coal, sugar beet and the occasional short passenger service. As is usual in this area the station is set well apart from the village it purports to serve.

For the purposes of exhibition running and the entertainment of the viewer, the layout has a much more varied traffic flow and an eclectic mix of motive power and rolling stock, all in an effort to keep things moving.

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All images courtesy of

Model Rail Magazine

- Shipden -

N Gauge.

By members

Size: 10ft x 8ft    

L shaped two level station and scenic section.                           Not currently available for exhibitions.

Fact:

 “Shipden” is one of Norfolk’s lost villages and now only exists on old maps.  It lies about 1.5 miles North East of Cromer and disappeared into the sea long before any railways were built.

Fiction:

The village never fell into the sea but survives as a fishing/seaside resort on the Norfolk coastline.   Next to Shipden is a hill which sticks out to sea, this is called Ketts Hill, after the leader of the Farmers Rebellion, the locals call it the hump.  The Hump is reached along Harris’ Lane, from the south.

Railway History:

There are two stations at Shipden:   Shipden High was built by the Great Eastern Railway and arrived from a Southerly direction and shows a truncated branch line the original station being at the other end of the town.    Shipden Beach was built by the Midland and Great Northern Joint Railway, as part of it’s foray into East Anglia to access any business it could from the Great Eastern. It also carried holiday makers from the Midlands via it's line from Melton Constable. The railway arrived from the west and connected with other seaside towns such as Mundesley.

British Railways “modernised” the railways of East Anglia by closing many miles of low income branch lines and duplicate routes.

Shipden High was closed and a supermarket built on the original station site. Beach was run down  with only one platform being used by multiple units. Traffic continued to decline until closure was threatened.    At this time, many locals and some preservationists were stirred into action and all the remaining railway land was bought by the group. They named themselves the “Shipden Beach Preservation Society” (SBPS).     The SBPS now run the railway as a tourist attraction and have managed to build a link between Beach and a new High Station.  Shipden High has been transformed with the new link arriving from the south west and a new “old Style” station building being built across what remained of the old branch line.                            Photos in due course.