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The Society has a multi-gauge test track which caters for Hornby Dublo 3-rail, N gauge, 12mm (TT/HOm) gauge, OO gauge (four tracks), and a combined 32mm (O) gauge and 45mm (1/G) gauge circuit. The N gauge and 12mm gauge circuits have loops so that while one person is running their train, another can be setting up or removing their train.
Members sometimes need a gentle reminder that junior members should have priority for the first hour, and should let the next person have their turn after 15 minutes.
Based on a fictitious branch off the Broadstone to Brockenhurst via West Moors line (the ‘Old Main’), the 18′6″ × 11′6″ layout features fiddle yard to terminus arrangement with a 5′ minimum radius. In addition, an industrial feeder line can be used to create a continuous run, but with a reduced minimum radius of 4′.
The layout has recently come out of store, and is being readied for its first exhibition in several years.
Based on the Society’s “home” station, this 19′0″ × 11′10″ layout is still under construction. Designed as a double-track ‘tail-chaser’ fed by a eight-road fiddle yard (four Up and four Down roads), the layout features SMP code 75 track and hand-made points. While the track plan is based on the late 1950’s, it is envisaged that it can be operated either as a steam era model, or as a modern day ‘what-if’ had the branch not closed in 1964–1977 period. For more details, click here.
Our popular freelanced narrow gauge model railway was featured in the February 2006 issue of Railway Modeller. For more details please click here.
Last updated: 2014 April 21
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