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DRIFFIELD Scale 4mm - 1ft. Gauge 16.5mm ('00') by Hull Miniature Railway Society

Size: 24ft x 10ft (8m x 3m). Operators: Four, Transport: Van hire + one car

Driffield is based on the station and surrounding area of the Wolds town of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The period of operation is approximately a 10 year time scale from the late 1960s through to the end of the 1970s. The scenic boards represent the area of Driffield between the two level crossings at Wansford Road crossing at the left hand end and Station Gates crossing to the right hand end of the layout. Various buildings can be seen which include wharehouses, goods yard, an extensive coal drop and, of course, the station itself. The trains are controlled using DCC although the points are operated using conventional DC methods.

Ref: Railway Modeller July 2009

 

 

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Road traffic passing the crossing at the end of Driffield's platform
A summer Saturday excursion heading north, while the local DMU is ready to depart to Hull
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An aerial view of the station with a four-car DMU heading for Beverley and Hull
A mix of liveries which dates it at the late 1960s, the passenger service being a two car 101 DMU and the coal being shunted onto the coal drops

 

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Pictures courtesy of Railway Modeller

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

11th & 12th November 2017: Hull