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Layout Information for Exhibition Managers

The layout's base is in North Kent, with the exhibition operating team spread throughout the southern counties and East London. A van hire is required to transport the layout to exhibitions. In some circumstances a second car might be required to transport operators dependant on exhibition location and logistics.

The requirements below are an ideal, however happy to discuss any invite on its merits - please go to the Contact Us page and the team will get back to you.

Period Modelled:

Great Western Railway, early 1930s




4mm to 1 foot (1:76.2)



Layout Size:

17ft 8in x 3ft 6in, fiddle yard projects forward 18in in front of station

Operating Space:

20ft x 6ft 6in behind barrier line, access on either end


Track: 3ft 7in above floor. Lighting Pelmet: 5ft 10in above floor


Scenic area fully lit.


One small one (2ft 3in x 2ft 3in) required please with one chair


5A 1200W Max. One 13A socket required within 10ft of layout.


Required please if available. Ideally these should be substantial such as those provided by the Chiltern Model Railway Association (CMRA) for their members' use. Chairs are not acceptable.


£25,000 including layout, accessories and stock. The majority of this valuation is the stock which is a mixture of scratch built and kit built. An itemized list of the high value items can be made available. Insurance to cover travel from base and return and must include accidental damage cover with full professional replacement.


Four per day including relief's. Require lunch to be provided each day, along with tea/coffee in copious amounts! Members of the team have no special dietary requirements - apart from loving cake.


Van hire required for complete weekend. Fuel costs for van and possible additional car from West/East Sussex, Kent or East London. Dartford Crossing fees if applicable.


Overnight accommodation including breakfast may be required for up to 4 people (2x twin bedded rooms) in good quality bed and breakfast or chain hotel e.g. Premier Inn. Accommodation will usually be requested if journey time from base to venue is in excess of 1 hour (50 miles).


North Kent

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