Members Layouts

Detailed below are a number of our members layouts which have been created and developed over many years, some complete and others in a state of "current or continuous development".

Each layout below has a brief description of it’s operation. Click on the the layout picture to view additional information and pictures.

Coombe Wharf - (4mm, P4)

The layout, period 1903, was built by Frank Warren in response to Scalefour Society's challenge to build a P4 layout within a footprint of 18.83 square feet. This layout would have to fit in a car and travel to exhibitions with two operators. Large enough to be of interest but not too big for managers' expenses. Period 1903.

Link 1883 Challenge

Ferring - (4mm, P4)

LB&SCR layout built by Michael Ball. Period 1910

St.Nicholas - (4mm, OO)

Phil Reid's St Nicholas layout depicts an imaginary Spa town situated on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District, the branch would have run from Chesterfield to Matlock. The town's name originated from the St Nicholas shopping centre in Sutton in Surrey where the track for this layout was set out for the first time as a track laying demonstration.

West Wittering - (4mm, P4)

Dave Searle's West Wittering layout was originally built by members of the South London Area Group of the Scalefour Society for one of their members.

The premise of this layout is that the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway bowed to local landowners' interests to serve this area in the mid 1870's. They provided a short branch line from the Brighton to Portsmouth main line at Chichester. In reality this never happened, and the Selsey Tramway started from Chichester and went to Selsey, not West Wittering.

Staindrop - (7mm, O)

Chris Robertson’s 7mm 0 Gauge layout is a ‘might have been branch’ servicing Staindrop a large village between Darlington and Barnard Castle. The aim is to give representation of a country branch and the variety of facilities it might contain. There are coal cells, plus facilities for cattle, horses and milk, as well as passengers.