This layout is a replacement for the Society’s well known popular exhibition layout “Askam Knowt” and uses the 14′ x3′ baseboards of its predecessor. The track plan consists of three separate ovals, two for the main lines and one for a local line serving the station and industrial site. Each oval is served by 3 fiddle sidings. On club nights, trains from all over the world may be seen but for the most part it is served by BR. In preparation for our 2014 Exhibition the baseboards were extended forwards by 1′ to enhance the scenic effect of “a railway in the landscape”
This set of photos show the development of the layout from early days to the condition before the baseboards were extended forwards.
This 2nd set of photos was taken by Derek Shore of Railway Modeller Magazine to accompany an article in the August 2014 edition and show the forward extension of the baseboards to full advantage.