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Members Layouts

 Brewery Pit (00) DCC
Brewery Pit is a small OO gauge shunting layout set in the late 1940s, built by Tom Haynes. Rolling stock includes a variety of quirky small steam and diesel engines including x2 LNER steam trams.The layout is operated by DCC control and many of the locos include keep-alive capacitors. Brewery Pit made its exhibition debut at Modrail 2015 in the Swindon Steam Museum.

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Schedenplatz (Z) Analouge

DAVID BURBIDGE

Is situated in the area around Bavaria in the foothills of the mountains. The town of Schedenplatz has a small industrial area situated behind the main line station which is served by rail. The township is small, hence a rather irregular passenger service, where the railway authorities use all their out of date passenger cars to serve the township.

2 operators space required behind the layout .9m fits in one car with operators.

Size .7m x 1.9m (Images to follow)

Puffin Colliery (00/009) DCC/Analouge

JOHN STEPHENS

This layout consists of a coal mine/collery which servived by a  narrow gauge railway which transports coal to a transfer to standard gauge. This layout requires one car and two operaters.

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Kleindorf

RICHARD WOODBRIDGE

The layout is German / Swiss based using Rokuhan Z track.It wiil be on display in Birmingham on Sept 30th at the European Modell railway show. All stock is Marklin. Also featured in Continental Modeller September 2017.

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Memory Lane

STEVE SMITH

 

As a small boy Hornby DUBLO was my first train set, which i spent many hours with. It's a simple layout with stations, A travelling post office facility and there are some sidings, A turntable and an engine shed.

 

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Malmesbury

 Richard Woodbridge

 

The layout was acquired in November 2018. It was built  several years ago by a vicar in the Midlands. He sadly died and the layout was offered first to Malmesbury Museum and then to the Steam Museum in Swindon. Both declined it ( reasons unknown ).

As secretary of Swindon Model Railway Club I was contacted as perhaps a third time lucky attempt. Sadly we had no room so I asked if I could have it. The offer was accepted , the only thing I had to do was collect it from Leicester which I did.

The model is scaled down to half size but it shows the flavour of the line. The cattle dock is  also in the wrong place so I hope I can rectify this at some point. Some of the layout has been 'refreshed ' and this will be an ongoing project.

Malmesbury closed to passengers in the early 1950's but freight was  carried on for about another 10 years. In the last 2 years the average number of passengers per train was 1! The loco shed is still in use as a tyre depot.

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LINTOR TOWN

NORMAN GAGE

GWR Country Branch terminus in the late 1920’s, early 30’s, supporting the local farming community and small nearby town of Lintor. (IMAGES TO FOLLOW)

 

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