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.
Currently the layout is under construction, with the track and electrics completed and work beginning on the scenery. 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.
Titherleigh is our current exhibition layout, set in the 1950s in the rather more tranquil setting of the west of England. The layout is set on the old LSWR territory, so lots of ex Southern motive power.
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 features in the September 2019 edition of Railway Modeller.
Lavender Hill is the latest project from the club. It is based in South London, between Clapham Junction and where the Victoria and Waterloo lines diverge. Lavender Hill itself is a street linking Clapham junction with Battersea – its most distinctive landmark is the large Victorian school, clearly visible from passing trains.
The layout will have a local station, small yard and junction where the South Western of old London Brighton lines separate. It is located on a relief line running parallel with the main lines at Clapham. This allows for a wide variety of trains to operate; both longer distance steam-hauled and electric multiple units. The route also allows for freight trains to avoid the busy main lines through Clapham.
The layout is in its earliest stages of development