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CRESSINGTON LIGHT RAILWAY Scale: 4mm - 1ft. Gauge 9mm ('009' ) by Peter Leadley

Size: 10ft 6ins x 2ft 6ins (3.1m x 0.8m)(plus operator space), Operators: Two, Transport: One car.

Based during a hot summer in the early part of the 21st Century, the layout represents a narrow gauge tourist attraction that has been built by volunteers, mainly on the old track bed of a now defunct standard gauge branch line, somewhere in England. The area modelled is a through station where the trains can pass as the line is supposedly single throughout its length apart from some passing loops and at stations. Train movement through the station is controlled by working colour light signals. There is a small engine shed/workshop located in the station area so locomotives and stock can be changed if required. The line runs alongside a river at this point so there is activity as the tourist not only sample the delights of the railway, but also the leisure facilities that are associated with the river side. The leisure interests are further enhanced with the riding school located nearby.

When you see this layout at a Show, please feel free to ask any questions about the layout or 009 modelling in general, who ever is operating will do their best to provide you with an answer.

Ref: Railway Modeller March 2011

See also the owners website:

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A general picture of the layout when on display at a model railway show.


A view looking from above the village bridge looking towards the bypass.
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A Bagnall 'Jessie' type arriving at the station
The Peckett on its way passed the signal into the station
Some of the locals out for a short cruise on their motor launch


Track plan courtesy of Peco Publications Ltd


This layout can be seen at the following Model Railway Shows:


page updated 22/12/2016