Club Layouts

The club has several layouts in development and in operation. A short description of each is given below, with more information in the linked pages.  The layouts are grouped by scale. In addition, we have a non-scenic test track available for members who wish to test/run-in new stock.


Three Bridges – a 2mm finescale layout set in the welsh valleys and featuring double level track. Currently under construction at the trackwork stage.

Didcot A Power Station – an N gauge representation of Didcot A power station recently given to the club by its original builders. Available for exhibition bookings.

Emsbury Park – now in private ownership.


Bishop’s Hill – an OO gauge layout currently in the earlier stages of construction. Conceived as something of a “training” layout for those members of the club wanting to get a bit more experience.

Carlisle Canal – a small OO layout based around the ex-NBR engine shed in Carlisle. Set in LNER days of the 1930s. Track down and main buildings in place.

East Dock – An LNER/LMS Dock layout in 4mm (EM) built by late club member Alan Goode, and now proudly maintained by the club. Available for exhibition bookings.

Leicester (Belgrave Road) – a large OO layout based on the Great Northern terminus at Leicester in the late 50s/early 60s. Featured in Hornby magazine, July 2017. This layout is complete, and usually set-up for operation in the club rooms. It is available for exhibition bookings.

Pentre Road – a continuous-run finescale OO layout based based on the North and West Route shared GWR/LMS secondary mainline in the 1930s. Built using MERG components extensively, and designed to allow DCC or DC operation. Under construction, start of scenery.

Thomas and Friends Junior Playground – a double-loop layout inspired by the ever-popular Thomas the Tank Engine. Designed to be operated by children at exhibitions, with a controller for each line. The layout makes regular appearances at our exhibitions.


Edgeholme Quarry – an O16.5 industrial narrow-gauge shunting layout. Acquired by the club from a private builder in 2016, it’s now upgraded to DCC, and available for exhibition bookings.

Three Points – a 7mm layout based on a standard-gauge/narrow-gauge exchange sidings. Currently under construction, with trackwork and basic scenics complete.