The Club builds and operates layouts in a variety of scales.

Making Use of a Garden

Introduction For a number of years, I have contemplated building a railway in my back garden so that I could run by small collection of Gauge 1 and G scale models. I undertook a lot of planning work on the CAD programme on my computer. Some of the ideas were unnecessarily complicated, but I eventually …read more.

May 18, 2021

A Garden Layout

Well it’s not exactly modelling but more a bit of fun for my son and me. A few years back I started on this little project and it didn’t get past the baseboard stage. As we can’t go out and the weather been great I thought why not get on with it. The original remit was …read more.

Apr 29, 2020

A G-scale commission – Part 4 – The Django Express Arrives

The owner of the venue was persuaded to allow us to put removable brackets up along the way to support the layout, which was a major relief, as we were worried that if supported only on the legs if someone grabbed it and fell over, they could bring the layout with it. The brackets not …read more.

Jun 15, 2016

A G-scale commission – Part 2

Work has continued over the weekend, with all 15 boards now made. The picture here shows 12 of them with some of the underside cross-bracing. What’s more, they all fit together, but our work-room is only about 10m long, so it’s not possible to erect the full length at one time, even if we didn’t …read more.

May 30, 2016

A G-scale commission – Part 1

As you can imagine, we get a fairly steady stream of requests to help others make bespoke model railways, from a huge range of people – private individuals, TV and film productions and fixed installations in  commercial premises. We aren’t in a position to help with most for all sorts of reasons (normally unrealistic budgets and timescales), …read more.

May 29, 2016

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