Bognor Regis Model Railway Club
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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.
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.
This is a far from finished small loft built layout which is planned
for exhibition on completion. It is based on the concept of a small
narrow gauge line built to serve the once numerous sand, gravel,
stone and lime quarries and pits close to the south coast of Sussex.
As it is intended to act as a showcase for a good - and growing - range
of locos and stock in this scale/gauge combination, it is built as a
modern day preservation line.