The show took place on October 1st and 2nd, 2011


The Following Layouts attended:

Bramley Oak – Club Layout

Debut appearance of this 00 Scale layout from Fareham and District Model Railway club based on a Southern Terminus. This fictitious station had a busy weekend with trains arriving from all over the Southern Region, with all members of the club enjoying their time operating it. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout section of this web site. For more photos see the Bramley Oak page on this website.


Children’s Corner ~ Club Layout.

Big kids and little kids, were able to drive Trains around this layout. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout Section of this web site. For more photos see the Children’s Corner page on this website.


F&DMRC 00 Scale Club Modules

Another section of the club, come and see what can be done on a pasting table and limited budgets. The correct track alignment and spacing is all that is needed to join the modules together. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout section of this web site. For more photos see the F&DMRC 00 Scale Club Modules page on this website.




Garn is a small terminus station on a 2’3” narrow gauge line on the Shropshire/ North Wales border set in the mid-1930s. Well that’s the theory anyway. The prototype influence is firmly the Corris and Tal-y-llyn lines, though there is a definite Ffestiniog slant creeping in with the rolling-stock style.

Glenwood Springs

This is a freelance layout of American narrow gauge railroad. The layout is fully DCC and operated by Digitrax control system. Peco track and point motors with auxiliary switches ensure good running.

Gosport American Model Railway Group
This group are based in Gosport and hold regular open days at the village hall in Alverstoke. They specialise in reproducing the American scene and their open days are always well attended with numerous layouts and demonstrations taking place.

Grove Dale
Another layout from Dave Lear, the layout consists of 2 main lines, with passing loops at a full size station, a busy town layout with fire & ambulance station, large Tesco depot, a goods yard and large fiddle yard could be viewed from the front so as to give a lot more interest.

Halden Lane – Worthing Model Railway Club
Halden Lane is set on a light railway somewhere in the heart of the South of England countryside at some time in the mid 1950s to 1960s. There is no particular regional theme to the motive power but expect to see a number of regional, and some BR standard, busy black early emblem tank and tender engines, with branch-line style rolling stock to match.

Haven Hill Junction
Haven Hill Junction is an 0n30 DCC layout set in 1940s USA. It depicts a Motive Power Depot (MPD) on the edge of an industrial estate, and a Coca Cola bottling plant. It showed, as part of its operations, a typical collection of “Scrap for the War Effort”. This layout comes from foreign lands – well, Isle of Wight.

Holm was built with the aim of using rolling stock, buildings etc., which were readily available in model shops, to show what could be achieved although it has developed a bit since. The name of Holm comes from two islands, Flat Holm and Steep Holm, which are in the Bristol Channel between Barry and Weston-Super-Mare. It is assumed that the land is still joined and the Severn estuary is a bit further west! The wagons and vans are a mixture from South Wales and the West Country and so Holm is a good compromise.

This layout is set in what is now known as Namibia, a country in the south west of Africa which Germany had colonised from 1884 onwards. A railway was built by the German military from the colony’s main harbour at Swakopmund to the capital Windhuk (now Windhoek) between 1897 and 1902 to a gauge of 600 mm. The line was 380 km long and climbed to 1630 metres. The worst section was the climb out of the Khan River gorge where the mountainous terrain resulted in a gradient greater than 1 in 25 on the 7km from Khan to Welwisch. This was a major block to traffic; the small 0-6-0T locomotives in use could only take one wagon up the gradient and the larger 0-8-0Ts, four.

Livsey Lane
Livsey Lane is a 4mm scale 00 gauge layout set in the early 1960s. Steam has but a few years left before diesel and electrification ousts it forever. It depicts a terminus at a medium sized town which like many was actually located a distance from the railway itself. The town is a figment of my imagination as a “may have been” situation that is located at the end of a very short branch somewhere off the main line that at one time did exist connecting Rochdale, Bacup and Bury in a large arc through the Lancashire hills.

Lower Craggmere
This layout is based somewhere in the Southern Region. The main town of ‘Craggmere’ is to the north (off layout) and has taken most of the growth and industry, leaving only a few houses, church and the canal wharf. The layout operates with DCC utilising the sound on both steam and diesel locomotives.

Middleton Junction – Club Layout

0 gauge has come to Fareham MRC in a big way. We were pleased to have Middleton Junction on its debut showing. The layout is built to allow DCC stock and non DCC stock to run together. Computer set point motors and magnetic uncouplers all make the operation not so easy as it appears. For more information see the F&DMRC Layout section of this web site. For more photos see the Middleton Junction page on this website.

New Stanton Lees
Derek said:- Having discovered that the original STANTON LEES baseboard had collapsed I decided to rebuild the layout completely, using new materials, track plan, Peco code 75 track & live frog points. Most infrastructure is new, the remainder “Recycled“ from the previous layout.

The layout is a fictitious German Slate Quarry somewhere in Southern Germany. It is a “preserved” slate quarry so that they have license to run locos and trucks, which belong to several periods in time. There are two working areas, one at Ottösschwande and the other Schwieghoüsen, which are separated by a slate hill with a tunnel joining the two areas.

Polpendra is based in North Cornwall around 1960 and you will be able to see a range of typical trains in a Cornish setting. We run detailed and weathered Western, Southern and BR stock as well as steam and diesels. Look out for a lot of small cameos and details. Simon and his wife were delighted to be at our show.

The layout is a terminus to fiddle yard layout representing the end of a branch somewhere south of the Severn-Wash line, which gave them the excuse to run it as belonging to any of the Big 4 companies. Its unusual track formation, with a run-around at both platforms and goods facilities on both sides of the line, derives from the aspirations of its original promoters.

South Downs & Solent Group ~ 3mm Society Modules
This group are associate members of the F&DMRC and they meet in our club room on average once a month. If you are interested in joining them or finding out more about 3mm modelling, please see the 3mm Society Section of this web site.

The Weatherman ~ Tom Rayer
Tom demonstrated subtle weathering techniques that have all been achieved without the use of an airbrush. All of the tech6
Content-Type: application/x-ws from Z to 0 Gauges. Tom is also a war-gaming military modeller, therefore the methods are used on vehicles and people alike.


There was Trade Support from the following:

AAR Models ~ Trade
AAR specialise in model cars, lorries coaches and buses suitable for use with 00 gauge from Cararama, Corgi and EFE as well as Hadfield tram kits, die cut card building kits and accessories. They also stocked Jarvis Scenics, Dapol and Kestrel building kits and Cooper Craft model lorry kits and accessories.

Andy Lynch ~ Trade
Andy had a good range of pre-owned trains in various makes and gauges for sale over the weekend show.

Falcon Figures ~ Demonstration & Trade
Masterpiece by Falcon Figures has been producing quality figures for both 4 and 7mm scales with an emphasis on cab crews for over 15 years. With the availability of super detailed locomotives Masterpiece was offering cab crews that are specifically designed to fit each of these products.

Iron Horse Video ~ Trade
Richard Prectious video sale stand. Richard has another life where he organises and records videos which he sells under the trade name of Iron Horse Videos.

Kevin Robertson ~ Trade
Railway Author and Bookseller, was pleased to offer for sale a wide range of books and videos from all major suppliers. A selection of local interest and bargain books were on offer and advice on out of print titles without obligation was available.

Kytes Lights ~ Trade
We were pleased to welcome back Joe and Kytes Lights to our show this year. If you needed anything ‘lighting up’ then here was the stand to answer your needs.

Ronlines ~ Trade
Ronlines have on display a selection of quality used model railways and accessories. He also will purchase any unwanted model railways at fair prices for cash. He also asked for his same spot as last year, something to do with the smell of bacon from the Kitchen area….

Squires Tools ~ Trade
We were very pleased to welcome Squires Tools back to the show this year. We were more than delighted when they requested a return invite. This stand provides all your tooling needs. Roger and his team were more than happy to help with questions you had.

Tallylyn Railway Preservation Society ~ Wessex Area Group
The sales table supports the running of the Worlds 1st preserved railway. Details of running times and other information were available about the railway.

Wheels of Southsea ~ Trade
A new trader this year, we welcome Jeff to our show. Retail Sale of railway related: Books, DVD, Pictures, Hornby trains and accessories Corgi/ Oxford diecast Thomas the Tank Engine items.

Wicor Models ~ Trade

Local model shops are becoming something of a rarity, but Wicor Models goes from strength to strength. Proprietor Dave Monkford was happy to help!