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 simply listed in alphabetical order.

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. Currently starting construction.

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.

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. 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.

Three Bridges – a 2mm finescale layout currently under construction.

Three Points – a 7mm layout based on a standard-gauge/narrow-gauge exchange sidings