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Bognor Regis Model Railway Club Members' Layouts that never leave home!

Obviously these layouts are not available for exhibition. But, including them here does serve to show the wide range of skills, experience and interests within the club. This page is slowly taking shape as members provide information and photographs.

The Ashley, Danville & Deanstown - by Cliff South

The Ashley Danville & Deanstown, once a small 8' x 18" HO American themed exhibition layout set in the early 1900's was relegated to the loft. It has now expanded into a layout 16'x14'. , The time frame has moved into the 1950's to provde for the use of both steam and diesel outline locos.The AD&D is now a "fallen flag" it has been taken over by the Southern Pacific. Although a single track mainline there are several town sites/ industries where trains may pass or the cars can be switched providing a lot of work for the crews. Trains range from passenger streamliners and regular freights to logging/timber and coal mine operations.

Ashley, Danville and Deanstown - Cliff South

The Virginia & Truckee Railroad - by Cliff South

The layout is in a 12' x 9' garden shed and is HO scale representation of the V&T from Virginia City, Nevada to Gold Hill. Very much compressed. The era is the 1860's during the gold and silver boom on the Comstock lode. Some of the buildings seen in Virginia City are close copies of some original ones, some still there today as .i.e. The Territorial Enterprise (newspaper) and St. Mary's Church. The International Hotel, then the tallest building west of the Mississippi burnt down in the early 1900's.

Virginia & Truckee Railroad - Cliff South

Bramble Lane MPD
- Phillip Pilcher
00 scale.
This layout is Phillip's personal 00 extravaganza built around the walls of a spare room in his house. To minimise "duck-under" problems and allow ample storage beneath it is about 5 feet above ground level. The principle features are the various bridges dominated by the Victorian suspension bridge and the MPD itself. The layout can be operated as Analog or DCC (using ZTC components) and is capable of fairly intensive operation. It is primarily designed as a functional showcase for Phil's huge collection of locos and stock. A work in progress, the predominantly inner urban scenery is currently a mere suggestion - but it will appear!

Bramble Lane MPD

Calne - Adrian Taylor
OO Gauge, 4mm:1ft
16ft by 2ft 4ins
Era: 1940’s to Closure in 1965
Calne plan
Calne has been built based on photograph’s and drawings of the former GWR branch line between Chippenham & Calne, sadly now a 6 mile cycle way. The majority of the buildings are scratch built replicas of those featured at Calne, starting with the bridge on the approach to the station and including the Goods Shed, Signal Box and all other Station Buildings. The only thing missing (due to space) is the famous C&T Harris sausage factory itself!

Traffic on the branch is typical of the period and includes a variety of Pannier; Prairie, 14XX and a real mix of freight wagons on their way to/from the busy Harris factory plus the nearby RAF Yatesbury & RAF Compton Bassett. At the time of closure in 1965 traffic on the line was limited to first generation DMUs and a Class 03.