Annual Exhibition – 2019

Sponsored by Kent Garden Railways

Layouts Exhibited

Knuddelstein Station – N Gauge – Philip Ford – Voted BEST IN SHOW by Visitors

See  more photographs below.

Stoneycroft Junction – OO Gauge – Tony Rutherford

Stoneycroft Junction is a mainline based station with 4 platforms, between the Midlands and Scotland with flowing hills, countryside and a small town or village feel. The layout is DCC operation using the Lenz system with working lights and signals. Most of the stock is DCC sound fitted.

Meinrheinszene – OO Gauge – David Stocks

The layout title is translated and more or less pronounced as ‘My Rhine Scene’ The location is fictitious but is inspired by the Rhine Valley main line and may be imagined, using modeller’s licence, to be somewhere close to where the German, Swiss and French borders meet near Basel (Basle) in Switzerland. The main line is served by a branch line and rack-and-pinion railway. This all provides an opportunity to run a good variety of stock, mostly Epoch IV & V. My maxim is I enjoy running what I like – plausible, but not always prototypically accurate!

Dad’s Dublo – OO Gauge – Croydon MRS

This layout uses only Hornby-Dublo items on the baseboard. It was constructed originally as a nostalgic look back to the 1940s and 1950s by members who had owned them from new in their youth. You are welcome to operate the trains yourself, under the watchful eye of a club member.

Knuddelstein Station – N Gauge – Philip Ford

Knuddelstein Station is a Continental Austrian/German layout built from memories of the old Austria. It has a helix at each end, a working coal mine and shed doors. Depending on the time of day, it may be running DCC live steam locomotives with sound or E-locos with sound. If it is running DC, no steam or sound will be present apart from the steam from the coal mine. When running E-locos in DC, they are powered from the overhead catenary – yes it really works! 

Oakbourne – OO – Gauge – Andy Sparkes/E Surrey MRC

Oakbourne is the new ‘OO’ gauge exhibition layout of the East Surrey Model Railway Club. It is a fictitious terminus station set on a truncated secondary route. It survived to serve the town and its factory, which sees significant freight traffic. It also receives regular general goods traffic for the town.

The layout is deliberately kept geographically unspecific in order to cater for members’ varying interests. For the Croydon show we anticipate that it will run in both Southern 1930s and BR 1950s guises.

Red Hook Bay – American HO Gauge – Mike Carter 

Red Hook Bay is a fictitious busy seaport on the coast of Maine, USA. Besides the local fishing industry, Red Hook Bay is host to a brewery and a dairy. The town is a major transportation hub for the coastal islands off the coast of Maine and has ferry services from the wharf for both passengers and cars. The town is also a railroad junction for the Boston & Maine and Maine Central railroads. It is also served by a local tram service with a tram stop in front of Hokum’s Burlesque Theatre and the Topless Bar on Main Street.

Cicely Bridge TMD – OO Gauge – Stephanie Dearden

BR 1956-2000 OO gauge layout depicting East Lancashire Rail from steam to Freightliner, including the new 26 road steam engine shed with turntable.

Avon Sidings – OO Gauge – Croydon MRS

Trains don’t rush around on Avon Sidings. Operating this layout needs lots of thought to assemble a train of trucks into the right order. Sounds simple? 

Hemlock – 3mm Gauge – Croydon MRS

This is based on Hemyock Station on the Culm Valley line. The line was built as a light railway from Tiverton Junction, on the main line from Paddington to Exeter, to Hemyock Dairy (the chief source of traffic) just outside the village. The Culm Valley Light Railway was designed by Arthur Cadlick Pain. It was formally opened on 1st June 1876 although traffic actually started running on 29th May.      

The model is built at 3mm to 1 foot scale with a track gauge of 14.2mm. All the track is built from code 75 bullhead rail fixed to wooden sleepers with plastic chairs. 

Saint-Jude Les Mines – French HO – Stuart Robinson


Saint-Jude les Mines is a minor station on a French secondaires (in British terms a light railway), operated by the SNCF (French national railway). There are several rail served industries including a brickworks.

Thomas The Tank Engine     

A welcome return of the ever popular, battery operated, hands on children’s layout. Endless fun for the youngsters!

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