Barry and Penarth Model Railway Club

Club Exhibition Day

will be held on Saturday 14th November, 2015

  • It will be held at the Cadoxton Conservative Club, Vere Street, Cadoxton, Barry. (CF63 2HU)

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    Welcome to the Club’s Open Day for 2015 – a chance for members of the public to see the Club’s fixed layouts that don’t go to exhibitions, as well as a selection of portable layouts in various scales.

  • The exhibition will be open from 11.00am until 4.30pm. Admission £3.00 adults, under 16s £2.00.

  • Refreshments will be available.

    The exhibition is held on the first and second floors of the Con. Club, which has no lift access - sorry.

On the Top (2nd) Floor:

Holton” is the large 00 layout in the main clubroom. It has five running tracks on two levels, and will be displaying a variety of trains, including some hauled by prototype diesel locos, and others representing British Rail Modern Image, both passenger and freight.

In the ‘N’ gauge room, the fixed layout “Machynlleth” will be operating with a selection of BR trains.
Also on display will be our latest portable layout “Wylam Park”, a member’s ‘minimum space’ portable layout built on an ironing board, and a larger portable layout under construction.

In the HO Room, will be “Walkers Ridge”, a portable HO layout depicting a Canadian location in the early 1950’s.

There are two layouts in the ‘0’ Gauge Room. “Abbeywood” is a member’s portable layout depicting a small GWR branch station, with an adjacent creamery. This layout is now DCC operated, with sound effects.
The Lavernock Light Railway” is another member’s layout based on an imaginary narrow gauge railway serving a local quarry at Lavernock Point. The period is set in the late '50's, with tourist traffic providing most of the business.

In the 1st Floor Function Room:

“St Kenvince” is a new portable 00 layout from Club member Nick Warren. It represents a China Clay loading facility, with passing main line traffic on both single and double line tracks. It is set in the ‘sectorisation’ era of BR, and uses DCC operation.

We have a guest layout this year from Graham Mann, a larger portable 00 layout depicting British Rail modern image, also DCC operated.

The “DCC Demonstration” will show how DCC operation can be extended beyond just controlling the trains, so that points and signals can be operated from a laptop or tablet, with track occupation information displayed on screen.

Smaller layouts include a Christmas Scene in ‘N’ scale, and “Dunwoody Bay”, an 00 scale portable layout depicting a seaside location. Some of our lady members will be showing their skills in creating small scenic dioramas.

Our resident artist and backscene painter David Woolnough will have one of his small layouts on display as well as a selection of paintings

Local model shop Lord & Butler will be present, with a good range of new and used items for you to purchase. There is also a sales table with members’ surplus items for sale.

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    Information about a previous 2013 Open Day is available here