& District Model Railway Club
our 2013 exhibition
Ray Wilton. '00' 4mm:ft finescale, 16.5mm gauge. Set firmly
in North Cornwall Railway (BR Southern Region) territory,
the quayside station sees a variety of services typical of
the area in the ever popular 1950/60s era
CHARLEROI (BELGIUM), Doug Pritchard; Tramway & Light
Railway Society. 5.5mm:ft scale. 16.5mm Gauge.
TINPLATE TRAINS, Mark Armstrong, Jeff Howard &
Alan Cliff. Rhyl & District MRC. '0' Gauge Coarse Scale.
The first mass produced “Toy trains” were produced in the
early 20th Century using Tinplate and powered by crude
clockwork or electric mechanisms. One hundred years later
the Tinplate train is enjoying a renaissance with several
manufacturers offering such models, with the benefit of
modern electronics. A mix of old and currently available
trains could be seen running on the layout.
Ian Wheelock & Harry Crossley. '00' /4mm:ft scale. The
Welsh Marches circa 1955-60 were the inspiration for this
GWR/LMS Joint line. A local colliery sends loaded wagons
to the yard for collection, and empties are returned.
LIGHT RAILWAY, David Roberts; Colwyn MRC. 00-9 4mm:ft
scale / 9mm gauge. This 1950s North / Mid Wales narrow gauge
layout takes as its inspiration from the plethora of Welsh
narrow gauge lines.
CARROLL DIORAMAS, '00' Scale 4mm/ft.
Dave was showing his village and road dioramas which are
produced using card kits and a wide variety of model
accessories to produce highly detailed and realistic 1960s
Dave Beard & Dave Jones. Rhyl & District MRC. '0'
Gauge 7mm:1ft scale. Branch line terminus and locomotive
depot featuring a mix of ready to run and kit built BR steam
and diesel traction.
JUNCTION, Trevor Williams; Rhyl & District MRC.
'00'/ 4mm:ft scale. This busy layout uses the increasingly
popular Digital Command Control (DCC) which allows
locomotives to have constant lighting and full onboard sound
IN NORTH WALES, Chris Goodwin; Model Bus
Federation. A selection of buses in different scales
were on display, which are of types and liveries that have
been seen in the North Wales area over the years.
JUNCTION, Norman Beaumont; Colwyn MRC. 'N'
scale. GWR steam is the mainstay at this busy junction
station, which uses a mix of ready to run and kitbuilt
& GEIRIONYDD TRAMWAY, Phil Shaw; Rhyl &
District MRC. 0-16.5 (7mm/ft scale) 16.5mm gauge. Set
in the 1950s/60s this narrow gauge tramway is based on one
which served lead mines in the hills above the Conwy valley.
Rolling stock is mainly kitbuilt, the buildings all being
scratchbuilt. The lead mine provides most of the traffic on
the line although a passenger services also runs. The larger
scale allows a lot of detail to be incorporated.
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