Furness model railway club

(Founded 1956) Member of C.M.R.A & N.A.M.E.

Meetings -

The smaller gauges meet on Monday and Wednesday 7-30pm til 9-30pm at the clubrooms.

Club Layouts -

Swiss Pass - The clubs new large Ho layout.

Members Layouts -

Loch Dour see - http://lochdour.webs.com/

Furka Oberalp see - http://furkaoberalp.co.uk/

Kiene Name - HOm Swiss, Size 13ft x 4ft ('L' shape), contact - as Furka Oberalp above.

Layouts under construction -

Peston & Gange see - http://pestongange.webs.com/

Parrot Hall - NW urban grot in 4mm

Archive -

Boldon Junction

Size – 30ft x 10ft

The clubs previous large, Dc only '00' layout, first exhibited in 1988. The layout was rebuilt in sections several times before retiring in 2006 (for now!) with a new owner in Kent. In all its versions the layout was shown over a 100 times, from Scotland to Kent and most points in-between. Its fiddle yard lives on behind Coppell!                                                                    Boldon appeared in the March 1995 'Railway Modeller' and the December 2004 'Model Rail'. The layout has also been featured in  'Model Rail' DVD/Video no16 by Tele Rail, 'Modern Image Model Railway Layouts' Vol 2 by M.S.I.M and the 'ModelRail' DVD 'The Model Rail Experience 2009'

50 031 on a Railtour, passes 31 432 on Boldon. Both are detailed Lima, both now sold on!

                         

31 130 & 31 312 on a nuclear flask working. Both are detailed Lima models with working roof fans, these have now retired to Kent with the layout. We do still have the wagons though. In the background two kettles and a support coach head north to Carnforth.

A 310/1 unit passes Nairn Road station.  Built from a Southern Pride kit the unit can still be seen running on Coppell.

Oberfriedhof

Size – 30ft x 10ft

The clubs large 'HO' Swiss layout, which has also now retired. Set in the Canton of Uri in the centre of Switzerland, the layout was constructed with distinctive 45 degree baseboards. Oberfriedhof  attended almost as many shows as Boldon, not quite though!

        108 & 353                                619                                  446447

 

Oberfriedhof featured in the December 1994 issue of Continental Modeller as well as two Model Rail International photo spreads. Issues 102 &109, both in 2007.