The club's H0 German layout is inspired by Berlin Friedrichstrasse. Set in the 1960s/70s, deep in the cold-war era, DR dominates in a city being rebuilt following the ravages for the second World War and adjusting to the East/West tensions. This does not preclude the appearance of some DB stock, working the inter-zonal services from the West. The layout boasts a main line, S-bahn and tram.
The layout is essentially complete, we are now at the stage of adding the little details to bring it to life. Control for the main lines is DCC, with the tram line operated through computer control.
The layout made its successful debut at the Fareham Rotarail show in April 2019.
Layout size 16ft x 10ft.
Titherleigh is our 00 British gauge exhibition layout, set in the 1950s and early 1960s in the rather tranquil setting of the west of England. The layout depicts a sleepy branch terminus and is set on the old LSWR territory. The station boasts a loco shed for the branch engine, a dairy and a small goods yard. Motive power is mainly ex Southern steam with the occasional Diesel and visiting stock from other regions.
The layout is based on a plan in a Railway Modeller from the early 1980s. It features a combination of kit and scratch built structures. The layout made its debut at the Rotarail show in April 2017 and was featured in the September 2019 edition of Railway Modeller.
The name Titherleigh can be interpreted as a field where the tithes or taxes were paid.
Layout size 10ft6in x 6ft6in viewable on 3 sides total space required 13ft x 7ft
Layout is operated by 4 persons and can be transported in 2 cars