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Layout Information for Exhibition Managers

The layout's base is in darkest West Sussex, with the exhibition operating team spread throughout the southern counties and East London. Currently transport to exhibitions is in the owner's own car which accomodates the layout and three operators, so no van hire is required. 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:

Southern Railway, early 1930s




4mm to 1 foot (1:76.2)



Layout Size:

16ft 2in x 2ft 4in

Operating Space:

19ft x 7ft


Track: 4ft above floor. Lighting Pelmet: 5ft 8in above floor


Fully lit. Request that layout not be sited backing onto strong sunlight due to nature of backscene employed.


One small one (2ft square) required please with chair


5A 1200W Max. One 13A socket required within 10ft of layout. PAT certificate can be supplied.


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.


£27,000 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 maximum per day including reliefs. 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.


No van hire required at present time. Fuel costs for 1 possibly 2 cars 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 1½ hours (70 miles).


West Sussex

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