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Redwood Lumber - On30 US Pacific Coast Logging Line.
It is the 1940’s and a hot summer’s day. The Redwood Logging Company continues its operations
to fell timber in the high country North of San Diego and bring it down to the coastal sawmill to be
processed into lumber. The site is located by a creek but it isn't navigable by ships and the finished
lumber has to be transported by rail to the nearest port. Consequently, there is constant activity as
the RLC's Shays and Climax bring tree trunks into the camp, and take staked planks away. There is
also other activity in the shape of goods and equipment being moved via a loading dock, where local
businesses can bring andcollect deliveries. Mail is also brought into the remote area by rail for collection
from the small depot. Passenger traffic is sparse, but some workers at the camp are brought and taken
home by train each day. Much of the equipment is second-hand and is starting to show its age, some
of the cars still displaying traces of their former owners The layout is 9 feet long and 18" wide, with a
folding fiddle yard to the rear. It was originally build by Roger Nicholls from Wakefield MRC and was
purchased by its current owner in 2012. It has a new LED lighting gantry, revised fiddle yard
arrangements and new locomotives. the rolling stock is mostly Bachmann, weathered appropriately,
and the layout now features DCC sound.

     

Ravensbeck [7mm]
A pre-group North-Eastern Railway layout, depicting the East Coast Main Line somewhere north of Harrogate in
about 1905.  The layout forms a circuit with an extensive fiddle yard to the rear, and in scenically modelled to a
high standard.  This layout is available on Open Days to run members' and visitors' stock.

 

Coverdale [7mm] 
Coverdale is a small independent layout but can be joined with Ravensbeck to increase the scenic section.
Had the early railway companies had their way, there would have been a line from Colne to Teeside, via
Wharfedale and Coverdale. This layout supposes that these early proposals were successful and that the
line was built. Modelled in the early 1900's, the layout runs Midland, L&Y and North-Eastern stock.
Built a few years ago the layout is now undergoing a redesign and refurbishment to bring it into the 21st
Century. This layout is progressing well and the buildings are being inserted it wont be long before this
layout will be finished if they ever are? Any one wishing to have a try with 7mm will be welcomed by the
team taking up this challenge to assist with this upgrade - please come along to the club and have a look.



 
  

Runswick Bay -  7mm Group - O gauge fine scale
   
Approximate size 15ft/(5meter) dia octagon.
The layout “Runswick Bay” originated on the basis that we
all when visiting the seaside like to bring something back home to remind us of our holiday. Instead of a
stick of rock or shell from the shoreline we returned with fond memories of the wonderful scenery along
the North Yorkshire coastline with it’s picturesque buildings and the now closed North Eastern Railways
Whitby and Middlesbrough Railway. This led to us creating what you now see before you, a selection of
our favourite picture postcard scenes and buildings drawn from Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Sandsend,
Staithes and surrounding area all brought together to create a layout where although most features are
prototypical and can therefore be recognised not all were located adjacent as seen on this layout. The
period modelled is a little after the turn of the last century, the layout being designed to please both the
modeller and general public alike by not only featuring accurate modelling but items to entertain including
working coal drops, water crane, operating gates, ironstone mine conveyors, wood mill machinery and
along with the assistance of the canopy a “day” and “night” scene enabling us to light and show the
building interiors. All this making “Runswick Bay” one of the most  popular scenic layouts touring featuring
repeatedly in exhibitions at home and in Europe along with regular television features.

 

Water Street Sidings [7mm]
Again pre-group, this small shunting layout (9'x1'9") demonstrates that you don't need to have
enormous amounts of space to model in 0 gauge!

The detail draws the eye into this 8ft x 10in layout   

Hellifield Shed [7mm]

Hellifield Shed is based in 1930's - 1960's. The trackplan is authentic (if truncated a little) and features
the shed, turntable and coaling stage.  Hellifield is used to showcase the locomotive builder's skills. 
Featured in British RailwayModelling, the layout measures 25' x 4' 6". 
For more information contact Peter Tennant;
jabber3@hotmail.com 
         

Wrose Village [7mm Narrow Gauge] 
This layout is under going a transformation at the present time, but now has some sections up and running.
Some of the scenery still needs to be finished but it is underway
.

  

Echoes of the Black Canyon [On30]
Colorado finescale On3 with thunder and lightening sound/light effects.  Needs new fiddle yards building
and wiring for DCC.  Interested parties please contact Club Chairman Charles Oldroyd:
charles.oldroyd@virgin.net
 

 


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