Ipswich Model Railway Exhibition 2018 Exhibitors
Wattisham and Combs
A fictional N gauge layout (as seen in Railway Modeller Magazine) inspired by East Anglia with a strong emphasis on agricultural traffic; the two predominant businesses at Wattisham being the Sugar Beet Factory and Flour Mill.
Set in the East End of London (1955-1968). A secondary line having a local passenger and freight service, but which on occasion also accommodates diverted main line traffic.
South Town is a OO gauge layout is loosely based around one of the stations at Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) in the 50’s - 60’s era. It is a terminus station with engine shed and carriage/transfer sidings.
Triang Thru The Ages
A unique model, where four layouts merge into one with Triang and Hornby models from 1950 through to 1996. Each small layout has trains, rolling stock and buildings appropriate to the time period.
Set in the sidings of Colmans between 1958 and 1964, N gauge Carrow Lane is a based on the outskirts of Norwich on the Ely to Norwich route. The line has a wealth of traffic from mixed freight to express passenger workings
This beautiful 009 scale Ashurst is set in an imaginary village nestled alongside a narrow estuary on the Sussex coast. The light railway transports the handmade bricks to the awaiting coastal ships.
Scole (near Diss) is an imagined micro shunting puzzle layout (based on a real line) built to a scale of 7mm/ft and shows what can be achieved in this scale in a very small space.
Grafton Viaduct is a OO gauge layout set in the modern steam / diesel era. It is a ‘hands on’ layout for the younger visitors at exhibitions and was conceived to inspire children into the world of model railways.
Long Melford Junction
Based on Long Melford (not an exact OO gauge replica), depicting the station as was in the late 1950s. Trains run from Sudbury through to either Cambridge or Bury St Edmunds via the operational junction.
Felixstowe N gauge Group present Sutherland. Set in a fictitious location to the South-West of Kansas City. The line is owned by the Union Pacific, but the Santa Fe has running powers.
War & Peace
War and Peace Rolvenden is a faithful OO gauge representation of Rolvenden’s station yard on the Kent and East Sussex Railway, as it was in the 1940s.
Ipswich South Bank
A modern N gauge layout set on two levels. Passenger services run in and out on a shuttle branch line service served by DMUs. Meanwhile Class 66s are mostly the order of the day serving the Network Rail depot and Taylors Brewery yard.