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The Corby & District Model Railway Society has several layouts in operation or in various states of construction or renovation.

Whilst C&DMRS directly owns and operates a number of layouts, members are encouraged to exhibit & operate their own layouts under the society's banner.
This helps the members, as exhibition managers will contact the C&DMRS first, which ensures no clashes of dates leading to a lack of available operators.

 

The layouts have been constructed using a variety of methods, from the tradition 2" by 1" framework topped with chipboard to a more modern light weight designs using a variety of materials, such as plywood or foam board.
Scenery and building are made from new or recycled materials, mixed in with "ready to plant" buildings from the various manufacturers.
Signalling and control systems employed depends on the preference of the layout's owner; it could be traditional 12 volt DC analogue through to the latest DCC system with sound chipped locomotives.

If you'd like to help, build, maintain, renovate or operate one of the layouts, why not come over to our club house and join in.

 

To book a layout or the portable outside track for a show or event, please download our Booking FormAdobe PDF format file and return it to the C&DMRS Honorary Secretary.

 

C&DMRS Layouts

The following layouts are directly owned & operated by C&DMRS.

 

Trockel Quarry & Hibbard Timber
G Gauge

Baseboard dimensions: 12ft by 3ft

A G gauge layout which is the culmination of ideas from a previous layout of the same name.
Drawing on the experience from the operations and scenic devices that were in place on the old layout,
C&DMRS members hope to improve both aspects by providing a unique visual experience, so that everyone can find something to inspire them.

Saw mill unloading

A new load of logs for the saw mill to cut up

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Gravel loader waiting for the next train

Gravel loader waiting for the next train

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Gravel loader ready for action

Gravel loader ready to load the wagon

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Gravel loader ready for action

Signal box keeping an eye on the trains

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

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5" Gauge Outdoor Track

The outside track runs around the perimeter of the club house grounds.
The original ground level track work is now being elevated, after safety issues were identified.
After noting increased reliability and less downtime whilst operating the elevated portable track,
C&DMRS has been convinced to increase the running height of the club house outdoor track.

Once the rebuild project has been completed it is hoped to make the track available for events.

The ground level outdoor circuit was started in 2002 after C&DMRS applied for and received an "Awards For All Grant".
The award was helped with the building & purchasing costs of materials for track and for the purchase of a 5" class 37 diesel locomotive with ride on rolling stock.

Class 37 Lottery Award logo

The BR Class 37 locomotive purchased with an "Awards For All Grant"

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Outdoor track at ground level

Outdoor track at ground level

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

The BR Class 37 locomotive has been resprayed into "Revised Large Logo Blue" livery, so it presents a brighter, cleaner look.

Class 37 in Revised Large Logo Blue livery

BR Class 37 locomotive repainted into "Revised Large Logo Blue" livery

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Progress of our track can be seen in the "Projects" section of this web site.
Alternatively, our Facebook pageC&DMRS Facebook Link has regular updates showing our progress with the rebuild project.

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5" Gauge Portable Track

The portable track comprises a 100ft length of raised 5" gauge track (in 10ft sections), with a station platform landing.

When attending functions or events, the C&DMRS BR Class 37 locomotive is used, alongside members' privately owned locomotives.
The portable track is available for hire, please use the C&DMRS Booking FormAdobe PDF format file to make an enquiry.

The BR Class 37 locomotive has been resprayed into "Revised Large Logo Blue" livery, so it presents a brighter, cleaner look.

Portable track in action with a Class 31 locomotive

A member's BR Class 31 locomotive in use on the portable track

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Class 37 in Revised Large Logo Blue livery

BR Class 37 locomotive repainted into "Revised Large Logo Blue" livery

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

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Affiliated Layouts

The following layouts are owned by individual C&DMRS members and are operated under the society's banner.

 

Mile End
00 Gauge

Built by Tony Thompson (C&DMRS Vice Chairman)
Baseboard dimensions: 17ft by 2ft ***Currently being extended to run S8 stock***

An end to end layout depicting a surface station where an interface between London Underground and 3rd Rail Southern region operations coexist.

Mile End looking from the station towards the country

A view of the country from the town

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Mile End looking from the country towards the town

The countryside with the town in the distance

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

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Underground Ernie and Friends
OO Gauge

Built by Kevin Emsley (C&DMRS Exhibition Manager & Honorary Secretary)

This small portable layout has been designed around the premise of Underground Ernie, which provides lots of fun for all the children at our exhibitions.
Take a few minutes to see all of the characters using Ernie and Friend's services... Who could they be?....
Perhaps The Doctor could help find the Tetley Tea folks, Toy Story and other characters

Underground Ernie

Underground Ernie ready to go at an exhibition

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Underground Ernie

Playing with Underground Ernie at the Corby Exhibition

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

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Wiston Pond
00 Gauge

Built by Kevin Emsley (C&DMRS Exhibition Manager & Honorary Secretary)

Originally built as a small terminus layout, primarily to show a collection of A1X Terrier locomotives;
a number of modules were added but have since been removed to return the layout length back to it's original "as built" condition.

Wiston Pond is a small LBSCR terminus near Wiston House, West Sussex. John Goring, who owned the house, built the line which branched off the Shoreham‐by‐Sea to Horsham line in the shadow of the South Downs just north of Steyning.

Kevin has also built another OO Gauge layout, "Steyning Yard" which is in the same style as Wiston Pond.

A Terrier loco stands at the Wiston Pond station

A Terrier loco stands at the Wiston Pond station

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

Kevin Emsley and Wiston Pond

Kevin Emsley caught on camera whilst operating Wiston Pond at an exhibition

Photo: C&DMRS Collection

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Last Amended: 21-Nov-2015

Errors & Omissions Excepted.

All layouts, stock and buildings are subject to availability.
The C&DMRS reserves the right to cancel an event or booking without notice
and cannot accept any responsibility for any inconvenience this may cause.

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