This is a list of layouts which were booked to attend Railex. Please click the links to see more pictures of them. We hope to be able to have these layouts in a future show.
Layouts Confirmed to date (February 2020)
Kensington Addison Road, O Gauge, Exhibited by Twickenham & District Model Railway Club, Addison Road is nowadays known as Kensington Olympia, on the busy West London route between Willesden and Clapham Junction. Because this was a joint line, formerly involving the L&NWR,GWR, LB&SCR and L&SWR. The layout shows the station as it was around 1925, enabling us to run trains in both pre- and post grouping
Love Lane, S7 Gauge, Exhibited by East Anglian S7 Group, This is a large oval layout with a station section intended to portray a suburban station on the former Great Eastern network in north east London in the late 1950s.
Oldham King Street Parcels, O Gauge, Exhibited by David Hampson, The layout depicts a possible representation of a small urban station and parcel depot located on a raised embankment, typical of North Manchester. The station platform is located at the fiddle yard end, giving athe impression of a much larger station beyond. The period is set in the transition from BR green to BR blue in the early to mid 1970s.
Black Lion Crossing, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Geoff Kent & Members of the Retford Team, The layout represents a hypothetical bit of the small part of the LNER that reached Wales, namely the former 'Wrexham, Mold & Connah's Quay Railway', later Great Central, as it might have been in the mid-fifties.
Brighton East, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Dave Smith, Brighton East depicts a Southern Region Rail terminus in the period loosely around 1998 to 2003 where 3rd Rail EMU's prevail on passenger services.
Canada Street, EM Gauge, Exhibited by Peter Johnson, 'Canada Street' aims to re-create a little of the working environment of the numerous small diesel shunting engines once operated by British Railways. Operation of the layout portrays various locations around Britain between 1960 and 1979.
Midland Sidings, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by Westinghouse Model Railway Club, The layout represents a location on an imaginary Midland Railway line between Saltley and Walsall, on the north-east side of Birmingham in about 1920.
Minories, P4 Gauge, Exhibited by Nottingham Area Group of the Scalefour Society, Although to a Londoner, 'Minories' is the name of a street and a parish in the East of the City, to many railway modellers of a certain age it is the name given by Cyril Freezer to a design for a suburban terminus which appeared in the modelling press in the 1960s.
Thorne Yard, OO Gauge, Exhibited by CBM Diesel Group, The layout is set in the 1980s, somewhere in the Midlands or central Scotland (depending on stock that is used) The layout purports to show and small but busy departmental yard, at the end of a spur from the main line that also acts as a run round facility for the local cements works.
Wendover, OO Gauge, Exhibited by David Dann-Gibbons, Wendover in Buckinghamshire is a small market town on the joint Metropolitan and Great Central line into London. The layout represents the station and its environs in 1930. A wide variety of traffic can be seen with commuter and local goods traffic operated by both companies plus LNER (GC) expresses between London Marylebone and the north.
Beijiao, HO Gauge, Exhibited by Paul Stapleton, Let us take you back just a few years to a time when you could still see large steam engines in everyday use - come back with us to China in 2004! At that time Western railfans, like me and my friends, flocked to China to photograph the very last of world steam; and this layout recreates our experiences.
Pottendorf, HO Gauge, Exhibited by Clevedon & Portishead Armchair Modellers, Pottendorf is a small branch terminus station in Oberfranken at the end of a long hot summer in the 1950s. Old operating practices remain in place, with passenger services either in the hands of a railbus or larger loco hauled trains that feed direct from the branch to either Nuremberg or Wützburg.
Kyle of Lochalsh, 9.42mm Gauge, Exhibited by Pete Matcham, The layout era begins late 70s to capture the overlap between class 24s and class 26s with the gradual replacement by class 37/4s. The rolling stock modelled, all being visitors to Kyle.
Freshwater, 9.42mm Gauge, Exhibited by Ian Morgan, Freshwater was the western terminus of the 12 mile long Freshwater, Yarmouth and Newport Railway on the Isle of Wight. Opened in 1888, the Southern Railway lengthened the platform, removed the loco shed and carriage shed, and modified the track layout slightly in 1927, but the line was never very successful, and closed as early as 1953.
Lightermans Yard, 9.42mm Gauge, Exhibited by Kent & Essex Area Group of The 2mm Scale Association, The layout represents a small fictitious goods yard, somewhere in South East London. Timescale is the late 1950s early 1960s, near the end of steam, with an occasional diesel to be seen.
Modbury, 9.42mm Gauge, Exhibited by Ian Smith, This layout represents a Great Western "might have been" through station as it might have appeared c.1906. The layout has a small traintable type fiddle yard at each end of a scenic section.
James Street, N Gauge, Exhibited by Steve Wright, The layout is supposedly located somewhere in the Midlands, mainly served by Midland and Eastern trains but with Western and Southern Region specials at times, it's is set in early BR period It consists of a large terminus and dockyard, coupled to a mid-level two track main line and a high level four track main line, and a single track branch line.