Bridlington Model Railway Group will host its annual exhibition on Saturday 3rd September

Annerley – an imaginary scene of a railway along the cliffs of Flamborough Head – is one of 12 layouts on display. Photo submitted

The Bridlington Model Railway Show will be held at Emmanuel Church on Cardigan Road between 10am and 4pm.

Entry to the event is £5 with accompanied children free.

A Trainshed spokesperson said: “There will be 12 working setups on display in different scales and gauges ranging from N gauge to 0-16.5.

The layout of Draxbridge, a fictional freight station located in Yorkshire. Photo submitted

“At least three of the layouts on display will be presented by members of Trainshed and will include Annerley, a layout which depicts an imaginary layout along the coast of Flamborough Head.

“Many features along this coastline have been modeled including the lighthouse, the northern landing stage and the village scenes of Sewerby and Flamborough.

“The other two plans submitted by members of Trainshed include East Yorkshire-based St Aidens Cross and Draxbridge, which is a locomotive depot serving a well-known power station.

“Other layouts on display are on display by members of the Scarborough and Hull Model Railway clubs and there are several presentations by private individuals.

“The show will be supported by specialist traders who can supply model railroad items as well as related collectibles.”

1) Annerley – N Gauge by Trainshed member David Harrison. An imaginary scene of a railway along the cliffs at Flamborough Head. It’s reminiscent of a busy summer Saturday in the 1960s with excursion trains and holiday specials passing through Scarborough or Butlins Camp in Filey. Scenes around the promontory are modeled. The village includes many buildings based on examples found at Sewerby and Flamborough.

2) Filey – 00 Gauge presented by Bridlington MRS. The layout shows Filey station in the 1960s. The layout is operated as an end-to-end layout, but needs to be changed to form a continuous loop so that longer trains can run.

3) Wardwood – 00 Gauge by Ian Woodward, Hull MRS, Wardwood is a fictional location in the former West Riding of Yorkshire. It is set between 1968 and 1972. British Railways is in the process of changing its corporate livery to blue and grey. Wardwood is a bustling market town. It has local trains and services to other towns in South and West Yorkshire and Manchester. Freight trains head to nearby marshalling yards. There is a wide variety of locomotives and multiple units performing the services.

4) Dolwyn – 009 by David Holmes. Loosely based on the Glyn Valley Tramway, it is set in the 1930s in North Wales. Dolwyn is a fictional village but the buildings are based on those found at Dolywern and the rolling stock is that which would have been seen at that time.

5) Low Fell – N Gauge by David Pywell, Scarborough & DRM. The layout depicts a rural terminal station of a fictional heritage railway. He is based on the outskirts of a city. The layout runs a variety of preserved locomotives. Many of them will have been seen in real life. The layout is operated by DCC and most locomotives are soundproofed. The switches are operated manually.

6) Hollybush – Caliber 00 by Graham Hands. Hollybush is a fictional sub-depot of the once enormous Longmoor military railway complex in Hampshire. The railway closed in 1969 but has featured in many films. The layout has been built to showcase authentic Longmoor locomotives produced by leading manufacturers.

7) Salthaven Quay – 0-16.5 by S&K Cooper. The scene for this layout is imagined to be on the River Haven in Saltfleet, Lincs. The quay is served by the 2ft 6in gauge Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway. It takes place in the late afternoon in November, so while it gets dark the shops are still open. All buildings are built from scratch.

8) Aldergrove – N Gauge by Martin Austin, Hull MRS. This layout represents a typical small town station. It was once a transit station, but became a terminus after the line beyond town was closed due to the “Beeching Axe”. The station is now served by DMUs on local services and by locomotive-hauled trains, separated from London trains at a main station further down the line. Local freight is routed to the small factory and warehouse.

9) Chester Road – 00 Gauge by Robert Denton, Scarborough & DRM. This layout is a fictional location on the North East region and Midland region in the mid 1960s. It is a small light maintenance depot with supply facilities. A mixture of steam and diesel locomotives can be seen. There is a two-lane engine shed and an enclosed siding. A sequence of train movements is worked out covering a typical day with the delivery of supplies and fuel followed by visiting locomotives coming in for refueling or minor work before rejoining the mainline.

10) Draxbridge – N Gauge by Trainshed member J Hardy. A fictional marshalling yard located in Yorkshire. The rail yard is owned by Network Rail and also serves Draxbridge Power Station. The layout is based on epoch 9 (from 1995) but rolling stock from earlier periods may appear to be running at times.

11) St Aiden’s Cross – N Gauge by D Bannister, Member Trainshed. St Aiden’s Cross is a fictional single track route based in the chalks of East Yorkshire, it has a small goods yard and quarry. The rolling stock is mainly of North Eastern origin but there are a few visiting locomotives

12) Yard Entrance – 00 Gauge by S Holland, Hull MRS. Set in modern times, the layout was originally built to test locomotives. It has now evolved into a fully scenic layout. The layout is full of details, so pay attention to the many animals and different vehicles.

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