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Romsey 2006:
Here are some photographs taken of the layouts at our 2006 exhibition.

Jas Millhams latest foray, away from S scale and into 3mm fine scale, it is, however, still set in his favourite East Anglia in the 1960s. Some of the buildings and the scratch built locos have been recycled from an earlier layout. The goods stock is all new and built from the 3mm Society's 5-year plan range.

This layout featured in a recent Model Railway Journal .

Three Mills Three Mills Three Mills Three Mills

An EM gauge layout representing a modest Hampshire terminal station and its surroundings as it might have appeared during the 1930s. It is firmly within the domain of the Southern Railway but the Great Western has running rights. An attempt has been made to reproduce the chalk hill scenery, characteristic of much of central Hampshire. The railway buildings are based on actual Southern Railway, Western Section prototypes, whilst many of the non-railway structures follow designs published many years ago by John Ahern. This is a layout of the South Hants Model Railway Club.

Three Mills Three Mills Three Mills Three Mills

Set in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland around the village of Saxeten this is a meter gauge rack railway built to a scale of 5mm to one foot - very close to S scale. The model uses rack assistance to negotiate the steep inclines, and the catenary is fully working. All stock is scratch-built, using Fleischman, Hornby or hand built chassis.
This layout by one of our members has appeared in the Continental Modeller.

SGK-Bahn SGK-Bahn SGK-Bahn

For more photos see our Members layout page.

3rd rail Southern Electrics in the 1950/60s era. The stabling shed is based upon West Worthing and Littlehampton. The layout is designed to show the EMUs and DEMUs that operated on the Southern Region of BR. For more details on this layout please refer to the Worthing MRC's site here.

Ashington Ashington

A layout purely for entertainment, (for the children or young at heart?) covering both fishing and farming communities. A small halt is provided for the passenger trade from the village whilst fish is loaded in the siding. A fishing boat and tree fishermen with rod and lines are to be found on the creek, surrounded by ducks, geese, cormorants, seagulls and swans. The farm has turkeys, chickens, cows, horses, pigs and doves in the barn.

Fishermans Creek Fishermans Creek Fishermans Creek

A fictitious line in 'Middle England' built specifically for the transport of minerals but extended to accommodate passengers and general freight. It is assumed that the minerals are brought down from the hills and shipped from the lower wharf sidings. A works complex exists opposite the station to service the need of both the mineral company and the railway.
The locomotives and stock are mainly kit or scratch built with some proprietary models 'tweaked' and repainted. All buildings are scratch built.

Exdale Light Railway Exdale Light Railway Exdale Light Railway Exdale Light Railway

A 00 gauge Western Region branch line in Gloucestershire in the late 1950s. It features steam and diesel motive power from both the Western and Midland regions of BR, all fully detailed and weathered. The line is signalled with traditional semaphore signals. Contact Nick Barnett via e-mail

Cinderwood Cinderwood Cinderwood

This imaginary branch line is located in the New Forest. The rolling stock and infrastructure of late 1950s early 1960s Southern Region of BR is presented. All the main buildings are made from artists card

East Boldre East Boldre

A club layout, to satisfy the desires of one of our members who by profession is a Civil Engineer and others with a continental yearning. As a hobby our CE usually builds model bridges, up to 6 feet long over which N gauge trains just happen to run. In this layout the bridges carry HO and 009 trains.

Drei Bruken Drei Bruken Drei Bruken

An 0 gauge layout set somewhere in the Newcastle area in the early 1930s. The track plan is an enlargement of one that appeared in the Railway Modeller. The idea being of a small yard set within retain walls on all sides (one wall has been omitted to permit viewing) being a small yard in a large town setting served by a larger yard elsewhere in the area. The locomotives are built from Connoisseur, Majestic and GP kits, the passenger stock is from Ian Kirk kits and the goods stock mostly from Parkside. Please refer to the Southampton MRS site for more information.

Cartsdyke Yard Cartsdyke Yard Cartsdyke Yard Cartsdyke Yard

Demonstration of subtle weathering techniques in 'N' and HO scales, but applicable to all scales and gauges. As Tom welcomes your questions and interest, chairs are provided for you to sit and seek inspiration or just pass the time of day with him. Next time I will use a tripod with my camera so you will then begin to appreciate the fine detail of the weathering! You can see more information on the Wimborne Railway Society website here.

The Weatherman

A professional model builder who will be showing his wears and demonstrating his skills. Eric can be contacted on 01985 213458.

Eric Wallford
Eric Wallford

Nationalised Railways 0 gauge kits, 0 gauge accessories, Wiking road vehicles and much more in 2mm, 4mm and 7mm. Model Express can be contacted on 01934 744870

A large selection of new 00 and N gauge ready to run from Hornby, Bachmann, Heljan, Dapol and their own brand Replica Railways. Also available are a large selection of spares, transfers and accessories. For further details contact Railwayania on 01793 642594 or e-mail


Local author, publisher and seller of railway books, Kevin has a large selection of new and second railway books and videos are always on hand. If it's in print Kevin should be able to get it! More information here.

A large selection of second hand models and equipment. Telephone 01491 681262

The sales and information stand of the Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society, supporting 'One of the Great Little Trains of Wales'.

One of the host club's layouts. An edge of town setting in the early 1950s with the narrow gauge railway and tramways both struggling to survive. The tramway runs on both street and reserved track. A market occupies the forecourt of the town station of the narrow gauge railway which after crossing the tramway on the level served a small industrial complex before disappearing into the countryside.

New Clifton New Clifton New Clifton New Clifton

Demonstrations by members of the host club




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