The layout represents a fictitious fifteen inch gauge estate railway and consists of a number of distinct scenes that can be assembled in a variety of different configurations. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
An article on the layout appeared in the October 2014 edition of Railway Modeller.
This layout is built to O9 scale which is 7mm to the foot on 9mm track and represents a fictitious fifteen inch gauge estate railway such as that built for the Duke of Westminister at Eaton Hall by Sir Arthur Heywood in 1895.
Estate railways carried all sorts of materials, produce and even passengers around the estate as well as to and from the local main line station. The variety of loads carried makes for an interesting model; look out for milk, potatoes, fruit, coal, timber, bricks, manure and more.
The layout was built by two members of Fareham & District Model Railway Club as a bit of light relief from building the club’s large N gauge layout.
The basic layout consists of two distinct scenes one featuring the estate works yard with office, loco shed and workshop, smithy and stables and the other a bridge over a stream. Optional modules include a farm, a vineyard, a charcoal burners camp, a woodland scene, a halt, a cottage and a vegetable garden.
We have plans for many more scenes showing different parts of the Watt Estate Railway.
If you have any questions please ask the operators they will be only too happy to try and answer them.