The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.
Hope you’re all enjoying the summer weather. Thought it was about time for a workshop update. The next loco from the Darlington works in St Albans will be a Skittle Alley, AKA a Raven NER 4-6-2 No. 2400. It will make a striking and exactly contemporaneous partner to Valour on CF. (Just needs someone to make …read more.Aug 18, 2022
Signalling Orchard Wharf – Updated
Here’s work in progress on a signal controlling the ramp track between the upper and lower levels of our new EM gauge layout “Orchard Wharf”. It’s my first attempt at a signal in brass. This signal is a MSE kit with a 20ft height. I have gone away from prototypical a couple of times for …read more.May 1, 2020
“Narrow Gorge” – OOn3 microlayout
“Narrow Gorge” is Tom Cunnington’s entry in the MRC’s 2015 layout challenge.
Although not his first layout,, it is a first attempt at a number of techniques, including narrow gauge (all the kit-built stock is new for the layout), modelling cliffs and water, and trying to give depth in a very small footprint. It was also a bit of a rush, having previously decided (several times) that it would be a distraction from other projects.
It’s built at 1:76 scale, the same as OO, but with narrower 3′ gauge track – normally called “OOn3”
Here’s the diary of how it was built over 18 days, mostly an hour or two later in the evening (with apologies for viewers on some mobile devices – the photos keep rotating back)Dec 5, 2015