23 results found for 'light railways'

  • Layout Design: The Easingwold Railway

    Barry Norman

    Issue 77 (1995)


    Tags: layout design, light railways

  • Light Freelance

    Mick Payne

    Issue 104 (1998)


    After years of modelling the LMS and BR, Mick Payne decided to liberate himself by taking the freelance approach. His 4mm EM Stoke & Matlock Light Railway is the result.

    Fictional/freelance light railway set in the Peak District.

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • Lydham Heath

    Barry Norman

    Issue 68 (1994)



    Barry Norman delved into S scale and found liberation from kits, components and ordinary ideas.

    Bishops Castle Railway

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • Maidstone Road

    Les Darbyshire

    Issue 54 (1992)



    Incurably infected with the Light Railway bug, Les Darbyshire has spent over 30 years bringing an imaginary corner of Colonel Stephens' quaint empire to miniature life in 4mm/EM. The layout, now in its third incarnation, has long been an exhibition favourite and appears at IMREX with many original features intact - including a 36 year-old locomotive!

    Based on a hybrid of Rolvenden and Tenterden on the Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    Tags: K&ESR / KESR / Kent & East Sussex Railway, layouts, light railways

  • Real Atmosphere

    Issue 25 (1988)


    York Layerthorpe station, Derwent Valley Railway - showing end of platform, corrugated iron engine shed, water tower and distant gasworks.

    Tags: engine sheds / motive power depots / MPDs, light railways, Real Atmosphere

  • Ruyton Road

    John Spencer

    Issue 75 (1994)



    A tiny EM layout which fits in the boot of a Vauxhall Nova and resembles a hot dog stand.

    Tags: layouts, light railways, minimum space

  • Tafolog

    Michael Lloyd

    Issue 3 (1985)



    Inspired by Llangynog, the terminus of the erstwhile Tanat Valley Light Railway, Mike Lloyd's 7mm finescale layout represents Cambrian Railway practice around 1908. Mike first became acquainted with the TVLR in 1949 whilst employed as a forest worker near Lake Vyrnwy and, although he never travelled on the line, the beauty of the Tanat Valley and the rather ramshackle corrugated iron buildings at the stations impressed themselves upon his memory. When, in the late 1960s, the search was on for a suitable Cambrian prototype upon which to base an '0' gauge layout, The Tanat Valley branch resurrected itself in Mike's mind and Tafalog was born. In his own words Mike describes the rationale behind this unusually realistic 7mm scale layout, and the methods adopted in its construction.

    Cambrian/Taff Vale Light Railway

    Tags: Cambrian Railway, layouts, light railways, pre-grouping

  • The 'Taw Vale Light'

    Philip Hall

    Issue 5 (1986)



    The Taw Vale Light Railway is remarkable in many ways, combining compactness with an open, airy feel and portraying a down-at-heel line on a baseboard that is in itself a high quality household ornament. Philip Hall discusses his creation.

    Fictional light railway terminus set in 1950s Devon.

    Tags: layouts, light railways

  • Trewithen - a Cornish Curiosity

    Don Townsley

    Issue 21 (1988)


    Don Townsley discusses one of the most obscure yet fascinating pieces of British light railway archaeolgy - the middle engine on the Pentewan Railway.

    Tags: drawings / plans, light railways

  • Wiliam Smith's Wharf

    Jerry Clifford

    Issue 244 (2016)



    Jerry Clifford describes the latest and smallest addition to his series of layouts based on the fictitious North Somerset Light Railway

    Tags: layouts, light railways