Bradford model railway show 5 and 6 April

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Layouts invited 2008 Bilbeck Woods OO (4mmt) - (Richard Pratt) The Layout came about as a solution ro run any type of Stock at any time to
suit all tastes of our club members! Go On have a look and see which we are running today!
Boggart's Leap OO9 (4mmt narrow gauge - Brian Howarth This layout represents a railway built to give pleasure rides with stations at the garden centre and at the tea rooms.
Church Warsop EM (4mmt finescale) Tony Gee; This layout is the latest in series dating back over 20 years, portraying the railways of the north Nottinghamshire area.
This one is based on the Lancashire Derbyshire and East Coast Railway, which had it's hub at Langwith Junction. It has been assumed that a small passenger station was built on a short branch from Langwith to Church Warsop. The main purpose is to serve Warsop Main Colliery (represented on the backscene).
The layout is set in the mid 1920's, when the change of ownership from the GCR to the LNER had just taken place. Some locomotives and rolling stock still remain in GCR livery.
Nearly everything on view has been made, either from raw materials (scratchbuilding) or from kits. EM gauge uses the same size as commercial models as a basis, but the track is wider, to bring it nearer to scale.
If you have anything more you would like to know about the layout or EM modelling, please ask, as we love the opportunity to talk to people with similar interests.
Viewing Side - Scenic Section 8' x 1'3" Total Size 11'9" x 1'6"
East Gate Wharfe 0-16.5 7t; Ray Clasper (Wakefield MRS) The Railway is largely based on the Tal -y-llyn with all the steam and diesel locos. Coaching Stock is almost upto date with every item available with some of the proposed stock in use before the real thing. Freight stock is used for track maintenance.
The main station is a copy of Towyn Wharfe with all the main features of the prototype but stretched a bit to fit standard size boards. The passing station closely follows that of Towyn Pendre with its loco and carriage sheds but because or the cramped space we have named this station 'Heath'.
Track work ie Code100 flat bottomed rail soldered to copperclad sleepers but the bridge boards and fiddle yard are on wood sleepers. Points are hand made and powered by H and M motors with additional microswitches.
Frequently other Locos and stock from other railways including the Weshpool and Llanfair "Sir Drefallwyn" with its Austrian coaches. Stray Locos from the Ffestiniog and mountainous Hunslets can be found in odd nooks and crannies.
Please ask us any questions about the layout or narrow gauge full size and we will be pleased to answer.
Falls Junction 0n30 American (1/4" = 1ft) David Hewitt, Keighley; The layout depicts a purly fictional station on thriving narrow gauge, American railroad. Here a branch diverges from the main line to serve a lumber camp, a mill and a quarry, thus giving plenty of excuses to run lots of trains. Larger loco's are not permitted on the branch due to loading restrictions. Track is by Peco ballasted by granite. Buildings are kit or scratch built with Bachman or kit/ scratch built stock. Controllers are Gaugmester hand held.
Haslingden N; Independent Railway modellers Ass. In 1846 the East Lancs Railway, built a line from Stubbins jnc on the Manchester-Bacup line (now the preserved ELR) to Accrington for train connections to Burnley Colne and beyond. Haslingden was the largest station on the line about half way and at the top of severe gradients. The station closed in Dec 1966 and the track became the a56 Haslingden by-pass. Today non of the Railway infrastructure remains but some other buildings remain and can be seen when driving between the Manchester Little chef island and Tesco and these are depicted on the model. The layout depicts Haslingden station and the surrounding area from bridge street the road over the tunnel at the right to the Hud Hey over bridge at the left. The date is the late 1950's. Steam trains are still prominent with a few green diesels appearing from time to time.
Most of the houses are from Metcalfe card kits altered to suit the various locations. but the Railway buildings have had to be scratch built from plasticard to our own drawings. The footbridge is an adopted etched brass kit . Loco's and stock consist of Bachman, Farish, Dapol and Peco as well as a selection of N gauge society kits. Please feel free to view the pictures of old Haslington, which accompany the layout and also ask any questions about them or the layout itself.
Holmbury Junction N; (Gordon Holmes). A fictitious layout of a once thriving steam era location representing railway practice now viewed in the 90's regional railways. The general idea of the layout uses features from many places we have visited which enabled us to use a variety of loch's and rolling stock. The layout features a terminus station, branch line leading to imaginary industrial town and port amenities, also goods and private sidings with all the necessary servicing and facilities for locomotives and stock.
Hubberholme EM; 4mmt; David Seymour Skipton Hubberholme was originally served by a singe branch which was used by both the LNER and the LMS. After a number of years the LNER found an easier approach and built another branch, hence the two tunnels. The LNER now uses the downward incline road and the LMS the upper incline. The LNER joins the mainline between Hawes and Aysgarth and the LMS the main line in the Horton area. The whole of the station and goods yard was built by the LNER hence the building style and signal design.
All the Buildings are from the Hornby Scaledale range, and the signals are constructed from MSE parts which are operated from Fulgerex motors. Trackwork is mainly by C and L components with Tortoise point motors.
Lostock Quay (3mm TT); Terry Tracy Leyland MRC Lostock Quay is a fictionanl 3mm railway serving a run down quay, a small oil depot and a loading plant. It started life as a 40x1 layout built for the 3mm Society's 40th Anniversary and has been extended since then to make an end to end layout, It is 15ft long and 18inches deep. 3mm scale and 12mm gauge track. The points are operated by wire in tube., Trains run from fiddle yards at each end . The locos and stock are from 3mm Society and 3mm traders kits see www.leylandmrc.org
Outwell Village 00 4mm scale (Alan Price and Neil Rushby); The real Wisbeach and Upwell was fully opened to traffic by the Great Eastern railway in 1884 as a roadside tramway serving the 2 places in its title. Taken over by the LNER in 1922 passenger services were discontinued 5 years later leaving the line to continue with freight mainly the seasonal fruit traffic. Diesels replaced steam in 1952 . The railway closed in May 1966.
Our model depicts the largest intermediate depot on the tramway as it was vaguely post 2nd world war which permits the use of both LNER and BR loco's. Although it spans 21 years you have to study photos to discern any changes during that period and we have been alble to stretch this into the 1970's.
Trackwork is 00 gauge to fine scale standards using hand built pointwork on copprclad sleepers operated by wire in tube and SMP bullhead for plain track.
Ride on Railway; 7.25" gauge 1/5 scale; Probably the simplest layout at this exhibition, not even a point in site! But this is one layout that children of all ages can RIDE ON. Usually to be found in Thompson Park, Burnley, together with a selection of other trains, including steam. If you require any further details on 7.25" gauge in Thompson Park or general information please ask one of the operators. (Brian Howorth).
Seabury Town O gauge 7mmt (Mike Renwick) substituting for Crampton Tyney O gauge which had to cancel due to illness)
A fictitious location, based on an LMS theme, with the Preservation theme allowing other members to run their rolling stock upon it. The station is a copy of Darley Dale.
Tomas 00; Bradford Model Railway Club ; ASHTOM is a little known intermediate station on the coastal branch line on the Isle of Sodor. So little known that hardly anyone has heard of it, even Thomas gets mixed up when he is sent there. You're not likely to see the Fat Controller at ASHTOM so anything goes and quite a lot STOPS.
The only visible industry is the Sodor Kipper Company, which was built after the first catch of smoked kippers, was landed on the quay on the 1st April 1900 and something or other. So much far the serious stuff. So - the layout was built with our younger visitors in mind and they are invited to take the controls and have a go...
Anyone get the anagram?
Trollenburge Heights G scale (Keighley Model Railway Club) The branch rises to higher levels by transferring the mountains of the Trollenburge ridge. The layout is for entertainment and is unusual in its style. Back at its Keighley home it is connected to the clubs G scale main layout which has 3 circuits within 20ft by 16ft.
Upsan Downs O; George Woolnough, Ruthin Deep in the heart of the Southern Railway territory you will find the market town of Upsan Downs. Situated between the poular seaside resorts and the downs the town is starting to prosper after the austere war years.
The Station building is built of foam board, card and plasticard, and is based on Banstead on the line from West Croydon to Epson Downs. Most other buildings are built similarly but the water mill is in plywood/mdf covered in DAS modeling clay. Track is Peco with hand built points using copper clad sleepers. Point motors are Tortoise or Arrdvark. The baseboard is a 3" by 1" frame with 1/8" ply to which has been bonded 1inch flooring grade insulation onto the botom side. This makes for a very light but rigid construction that requires no crosmembers.
Valley Tramways; 4mm/00 - W.& J.Helliwell; Portrays a portion of edge of Northern town scene circa 1920-1950 showing trams and narrows streets. All trams run from overhead as full size. Trams not detailed scale models but typify type in use, i.e. four wheelers and bogie; single, double decks and open top types. No automatic operation. All manual to give hopefully realistic operation.
Victoria Road OO; Bradford Model Railway Club, Victoria Rd. is based on a section of the ex Midland line north from Leeds/Bradford heading towards the famous Settle & Carlisle. Many of the buildings and scenery are modelled on those at Saltaire but because of the constraints of size and space we have renamed it after the road which crosses the line between the station and the mill. Many local people will no doubt recognise the features and hopefully get the atmosphere of the area.
The period modelled was intended to be in the 1960s and much of the stock will be run for this time. However it has been know that Victoria Rd. can be caught up in a 50 year time warp where the stock can appear from a much later period. A time when passenger trains run without locos, freight trains have all lost their brake vans and railway stations have gone in favour of train stations:- sad isn't it?
We make no apologies for this as it allows all club members to run whatever they prefer 2008 Trade exhibitors B & C Transport C. Hobson 64 Roebuck Road, Sheffield Good selection of items covering all forms of transport. Buses, cars, etc. Various items of railway goods. Black Cat Baseboards Colin Stark, 297,Hull Rd., Anlaby Common, Hull HU4 7RY. Tel 01482 500605 Email snipped-for-privacy@clastark.karoo.co.uk Manufacturer of high quality baseboard and display stands D and M video productions - Modern image DVDs http://www.dm-dvds.com 30 Bradley View; Holywell Green; West Yorkshire. A production and authoring company specialising in Trains, Transport and Travel MRSG Supplier or lits in card and plastic for scales N to 0. Coopercraft/ Eckon signals/ HMRS transfers/ Kestral/ Metcalfe/ Parkside/ Ratio/ Springside/ Tiny signs/ Will etc. M.and D. Pictures Pictures photographs MODEL DEPOT www.modeldepot.co.uk 317 Hunslet road; Hunslet; LEEDS; LS10 1NJ; 0113 2760088 We stock Hornby, Scalextric, DC Kits, Our own Model Depot 1.5 v Motors, Radio controlled vehicles, EFE, Corgi, Airfix, Revell, Humbrol, Javis, Knightwing, and many more makes so we definitely have some thing for you to come and look at. We also have a range of toys and games for young children that can be found at the Tiny Toy web site http://www.tinytoy.co.uk Model Roads and Tramways (Meter Electronics) Ron Boxhall, 134 Chatsworth Ave. Fleetwood Caters for all modellers interested in Blackpool working lights to electronic control systems as installed at London Transport Museum. From railways to the Faller Car System, see a working Faller System with buses and lorries stopping and starting at working traffic lights. We carry a range of Faller bus spares. We will be on hand to discuss any query or question you may have. Milnsbridge Models Tony Walsh 160/2 Armitage Road; Milnsbridge; HD3 4JT Tel 01484 655276 The largest supplier of second hand, ready-to-run stock, in West Yorkshire and available in most gauges. Also one of the largest leading transport video suppliers with over 3,500 titles (in catalogue). Ask at stand for more info.
Nick Tozer Railway Books http://www.railwaybook.com 159 Church Street, Paddock, Huddersfield, HD1 4UJ Tel / Fax: (01484) 518159 Railway books bought and sold. I offer a free railway book search service. Try me when you need a book for your next modelling project. Norman Wisenden http://www.normanwisenden.co.uk Chew Valley Road Greenfield Lancashire OL3 7JJ Tel: (01457 876045 Offers a large and varied selection of new and second-hand models, books, plus specialist kits and accessories for all your modelling requirements in all gauges 0, 00, N, G45, SM32, 0-16.5 and 009 P and H models Kay-dee couplings/ American bits etc Rail bus Gavin, 14 West St. Sowerby Bridge Halifax 01422 24996 Transport books, videos, models and model railway items at bargain prices.
Todmorden Model Supplies (Peter Endley & Keith) http://members.aol.com/wizshops/Tms.html Thorn Place, Kilnhurst Road, Todmorden; 0L14 6AU 01706 814281 Suppliers of all kinds of tools, materials, adhesives, solder products, BA. Nuts and bolts. Mail order available Uncommon Kits (John Taylor) Suppliers of 7mm kits/ milled chassis and components. Unit Models (Dave Hewitt) www.unitmodels.co.uk 9 Maple Grove; KEIGHLEY; BD20 6TY, 01535 213913 We are a new business specialising in high quality, cast resin model railroad accessories, many at pocket-money prices. Our product range includes items for British OO, American HO and N scales.
2008 Demonstrations Pauline McKenna - N gauge loco modelling; Neil Moxham - 2mm scale modelling; Bob Dawson -Model Buildings; John Taylor - Larger scale modelling components (Uncommon kits/ 7mm Kits). Modeller's Workshop Alan Eyles, Bob and Gareth Rowlands We will be showing you how to build locomotives and rolling stock. Our team will also show you how to paint and weather them. We will have some of our models on display so you can see how it's one. One of our layouts is also featured in this exhibition. Our models have been seen on television and are featured regularly in the model press. Our team will be pleased to show you how it's done and answer any questions you may have. - MS Train sim demo and DCC workshop Demonstrating all the latest add-ons for Microsoft Train Simulator. Routes, steam, diesel and electric locos, passenger and freight stock. 4500 downloads now available from our web site:- http://www.uktrainsim.com Sorry had to cancel due to John being ill___ Festiniog Railway Society Stand http://www.festrail.co.uk This is the world famous Ffestiniog Railway which runs 14.5 miles from the coastline at Porthmadog into the mountains at Blaenau Ffestiniog along with the new Welsh Highland railway.
Middleton Railway Trust - the worlds oldest railway based in Hunslet Leeds The North Western Model Railway Clubs Association Association of a number of model railway clubs in the north of England L & Y railway society All Things to do with the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway
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