LAYOUTS BASED IN MELTON MOWBRAY

The three layouts described below are based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. 

EU (LE TREPORT) DEPOT.

An SNCF engine shed in the mid 1950's.

The layout is 0 gauge finescale and as with all our layouts uses Lenz DCC for control. 

The layout is 22' long by 3' wide (7m x 1m), but on a slight curve to make it more interesting.  We require a floor space of 24' x 10' (7.5m x 3.5m).

Eu is a real town (it's pronounced 'Err'), just inland from the resort and port of Le Treport, but there was never a loco shed there. We wanted somewhere plausible to base our layout so that we could display a wide range of SNCF motive power from the 1950's. 

Youtube video  'EU SOUTHWOLD 2018'

Eu won the best layout trophy at Redditch exhibition 2018




SALTDEAN.

The LBSCR is the late 1880's, modelled in 0 gauge. 

Saltdean is an 0 gauge layout representing an LBSCR termnius in the Summer of 1888. Saltdean is a real place but it did not develop until the 1920's, however I have imagined it as a Victorian creation with a branch line being built to serve the new resort in 1882 from Brighton. I have also stretched reality by assuming that the line was used by Brighton Works for running in newly built and overhauled engines which means that I can run anything the LBSCR had at the time.The layout uses DCC control and all the engines have sound. Saltdean is 21' long and 3' wide, and requires a floor space of 24' x 7' ...we need to be able to walk around the station end as we operate from the front.

 The layout has two operators and requires a hire van, and we ask to be accommodated if the show is more than an hour from Melton Mowbray.

MERS LES BAINS

FRENCH NARROW GAUGE IN 1/32nd SCALE.


A French metre gauge station in 1/32nd scale, representing a small port and holiday resort on the Picardy coast in the early 1950's.
Mers-les-Bains is a real place, a resort in the south of Picardy adjacent to Le Treport, and it is still served by a standard gauge line
but we have imagined a metre gauge system terminating in the town on the quayside, the Picardy Coast Railway or Chemin 
de Fer de Cote de Picardie. 

We have made no attempt to portray the real Mers les Bains, other than the name the layout is pure imagination.

All the loco's and stock are scratchbuilt, the track is hand built using C&L components, and all the buildings are also scratchbuilt. 
We use DCC control and all the loco's have sound. 

The layout needs two operaters and is transported in a hire van (standard Transit size).
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