Bromsgrove SME based at Avoncroft Museum of Building has facilities for 16mm and gauge 1 models. Meetings are held on Tuesday and Sunday, please visit us on site to speak to a member or visit our web site for additional details - www.bromsgrovesme.co.uk
Fiddlers Green was designed and built in order to demonstrate what can be achieved in a limited space using a scale of 16mm/ft, running live steam engines and battery powered diesel outline locomotives. This year it has been developed to include a windmill, loading and unloading facilities as well as a small passing station.
Toy trains from the first 35 years of the 20th Century. Proprietary makes in original pre-1923 grouping liveries. Over forty locomotives with passenger and goods stock. Six tracks running continuously on a 30 foot long layout and eight individual collections are here combined as one.
Hampton End was a small branch line link serving a small village (HAMPTON END). Most of the freight that used the line was fish from the quayside. After the closure of the line many years ago, a group of local rail enthusiasts reinstalled the tracks & buildings & purchased a few foreign engines & stock. Most week-ends trains can be seen running. The buildings are from BR days. This international flair works well. Most of the trees are supplied by Ceynix Trees. Buildings are supplied by T&M models. Hampton Halt was added in September 2011 and is a branch line which serves a small village, where it terminates with a run-around loop. Hampton End is sponsored by Glendale Junction and supported by fyna vehicle hire,01604 753931. Layout size 18`x10`. Questions are welcome at all times.
The National 2?" Gauge Association was formed in 1975 to halt the declining interest in this historic gauge. Its aim, to preserve articles and existing designs, encourage new designs and supply castings and drawings no longer available from commercial suppliers.
Presented by The Midland G1 Group of Modellers. This portable exhibition layout is to a scale of 10mm to 1ft. Modelled on a fictitious main line station, during the steam era, with island platforms and marshalling yard it has a joint GWR, LMS and GCR flavour.
Tyddyn Bach is a layout set in Mid Wales with the emphasis on showing that large scale, live steam layouts do not have to be massive. This portable layout fits comfortably in a family hatchback and is set up in less that an hour by one person. Over this winter the layout has been modified to include extra sidings and a refresh of the scenery. Although the layout is normally in Wales, we run trains depicting a variety of narrow gauge prototypes.