Layouts

Layouts

Here is a selection of our current and past layouts owned by the club and members of the club. Clicking the image or title on the current layout will take you to a page dedicated to that layout.

Exhibition Layouts

Aberdovey Aberdyfi

Aberdovey was one of the principal ports situated in Cardigan Bay. The Aberystwyth and Aberdovey Packet Company, and The Waterford and Aberdovey Steamship Company were the two shipping companies that operated from Aberdovey, shipping to the major cities of Cardiff & Liverpool.

Castleton

The Castle is on a headland about 3 miles away from the town of Castleton from which the town gets its name. The town is situated on higher ground above the station with access to it from both higher and lower levels. The station forms a terminal junction for the GWR & Southern Railways with the Southern branch to Stonebridge.

Lilliput

The title was derived from the fact that a number of Lilliput houses were given to the Mere club. The track system is Peco code 55 fine-scale and the turnouts are operated by Gaugemaster point motors. Dapol electronic signals are used and these are regional to the GWR. The locomotives are mostly southern region by Dapol but the rolling stock is a mixed bag.

Timber Creek

Timber Creek is a scene based on a North American lumber town, set in the fall.As the owner is new to the On30 scene he has yet to decide which part of the North American Continent the layout will represent. The Track is standard Peco 0-16.5 (On30) code 100 rails and the buildings are a mixture of kits and wooden home builds.

Layouts

Club:

  • Blackmore Vale – O
  • Castle Keep – N
  • Mere Abbas – O
  • Southfield Cutting – OO
  • Three Bridges by the Sea – OO

Peter Lord’s:

  • Garden Layout

Peter Hudson’s:

  • Stonebridge & Wyndam Canal – OO

Tom Snook’s:

  • Calstock Cotehele – 7mm NG
  • Cotehele Quay – 7mm NG
  • Cwm Junction – EM and 009
  • Goosemoor Station Stores – 7mm and NG
  • Newlyn South Pier – 009
  • Tom’s Wharf – 5.5mm NG

Past Layouts

Albert

Albert is an 8′ by 7′ double oval layout with central sidings, and was donated to the club by the brother of the President. It is laid with code 100 rail and Peco points, and is a very tight-packed layout with all the pointwork controlled by motors from a control panel incorporated into the layout itself. For reasons known only to the constructor, one half of the switches and mimic-diagram is reversed, effectively appearing upside-down to the people operating the controls. The rolling-stock which came with Albert had all been converted to Kaydee couplings. Anyone is welcome to set something running on one of the two ovals, whether it be a Hornby Pendolino or Triang Princess, but be warned that the flangeways of the Peco pointwork will lift older-profile wheelsets, and if such wheelsets happen to be on a locomotive, progress around the oval will be spasmodic.

Burton-on-Shreen

The N gauge test track “Burton-on-Shreen” is also in the social room.

Although it appears as a N gauge layout, the back-scene and buildings will lift off and the track spacing is such that it will also allow 009 running.

There are two loops, an inner and an outer, with one crossover, and a pair of sidings which can only be shunted from the outer loop.

The name “Burton on Shreen” reflects on Mere’s sitting on the River Shreen, and the Maltings it once had which gave it a small claim to be a brewing town.