Holmehurst was originally built and exhibited at 30 shows between 1995 – 2003, by a former member / Chairman; Keith Lodge. Having taken early retirement and with plans to fulfil his dreams to live on a narrow boat, Keith very kindly donated the layout to IRMA.
The layout was built as purely GWR operation (just post war). Following discussions with the various club members from the ‘O’ gauge group, it was agreed that to accommodate the variety of stock owned by members (both regions and period) that the layout would be better operated as a preserved line. To achieve this only a small number of changes have been made replacing vehicles and people with more modern ones.
The layout is normally in storage away from the club rooms (space limitations), but has been erected for club open days and has appeared at some local exhibitions.