In this penultimate episode (Episode 7) of the series we take a look at the Railway Modeller’s N gauge layout “Ryburn Bridge”. I am unsure of what era this is modelled in but the stock running on the layout throughout the weekend was from era 7 and 8. Also running on the layout over the weekend was the new Graham Farish Midland Pullman (Blue Pullman). This layout has two viewing sides to make the impression that it is two layouts when actually it is one single layout. This is a great feature as it allows them to model two different types of scenes with in one layout without it looking incorrect. However I was only able to video one side of the layout so only one side features in this video.
This layout makes great use of ready-made of the shelf buildings to show the viewing public what they can create from off the shelf products. There are various Metcalfe kits on the layout with the PN107 N gauge Warehouse & Mill kit and the PN 108 Boilerhouse & Factory combined together on the left hand side of the layout to create a large mill. Also used on the layout on the right hand side are various PN104 stone terraced house kits and PN177 stone corner shop & pub kit to make a terraced house scene. Another off of the shelf kit used on the layout is two Peco N gauge NB-80 double track train shed.
On the right hand side of the layout there is a tunnel which allows trains to enter each side of the layout. Above this is the terraced house scene. After the tunnel trains then travel on a sweeping curve which leads to the station in the centre of the layout. The station building starts off the station scene where it is located above the platform on a bridge which houses the station building and a road which leads from the terraced house area and to the right of the layout. Moving down the station there are two long large platforms covered with canopies and underneath there is a large amount of passengers on the platforms.
Moving down the station near the end there are two single boxes on two separate platforms. Behind the signal box at the back of the layout houses the engine sheds where locomotives are stored. After the engine shed and the station area is the mill area where there are various tracks to store trains. Behind the mill is the canal scene above the second tunnel where there are multiple barges.
In the next episode (Episode 8) which is the last episode of the series we take a look at the Sutton Coldfield M.E.S stand and the Metcalfe models stand and view their products that they had on display.
Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98dgZHUHHHA
Episode 8: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM2Lc1FojgI
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