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by Des Leggett

Club OO DC

O Gauge by
Kenneth Browning

The Whitby - Loftus line was a 16.5 mile stretch along the Yorkshire coast. The line ran from westcliff station, Sandsend, Kettleness, Hinderwell, Staines and Loftus. I decided to re-create Just Sandsend Station with coal drop, the Sandsend Viaduct, some of the main buildings along the coast and then Sandsend Tunnel.


As with most layouts slight changes were done but hopefully still get that feel what was Sandsend. layout build started in 2019 and still a lot to do. I've only re-created the main buildings at this seaside town. all buildings are scratch built as with the viaduct which is 4ft in total length. Viaduct material used is plasticard, plastic tubing and metal L girders for strength. buildings are all from plasticard.


My layout is 1.4m at the start of the base board so i could get the view of the Viaduct at eye level when standing up. i've chosen to depict the start of the lner era but actually run various stock when it pleases me! The Whitby - Loftus Line closed on the 3rd May 1958. In total there was 5 Viaducts and 3 tunnels.

Our OO gauge DCC layout (pictured) was kindly donated by a local enthusiast. We also have a DC test layout and a new DC/DCC model of North Weald, part of a local heritage railway.


Currently under construction is a two station outdoor and indoor O gauge BR layout. I am currently working on the indoor parts with the outdoor section to be completed next spring. The indoor parts of the layout can be separately operated and are removable for exhibitions etc.


London Road OO
by Stephen Smith

London Road is a purely fictional station, set somewhere on the London Underground.   The period is deliberately flexible to allow a wide range of rolling stock and road vehicles to be displayed. The layout was first displayed in 1979, in very basic form, but has been continually improved over the years.


The Rolling Stock is mostly scratch built, or kit built, even those kit built are mostly modified or have added detail.   Most rolling stock would have run somewhere on the Underground sometime in the post-war period, although some items are earlier. The layout is fully signalled.  The signals are semi-automatic and route interlocked.   Trackside equipment which is mostly unique to the Underground has been made and fitted where appropriate.


Many of the road vehicles are either kits or scratchbuilt.

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