The layout is the first to be built by G0GG with a different emphasis to our previous portable 7mm layouts. It attempts to represent a ‘living’ model railway which imbues both character and atmosphere. Special attention has been paid to both the realistic operation and lifelike scenery.

The length of the layout is 8.4 metres comprising 7 baseboards, each of 1.2 x 0.7 metres with the rail surface 1.1 metre above floor level. The scenic area of the layout is on 5 baseboards and 2 baseboards contain the Fiddle Yard (cassettes) at one end. It is planned to construct a backscene 200mm deep to be attached to the rear edge of the scenic baseboards and the outer end of the layout.

The layout has been designed and built to represent a terminal station at the end of an ex LMS single track branch line that serves a fictitious town in the north Cotswolds. Click the button below for more details.

Wednesleigh is a DC operated layout which requires a team of 3 to operate. The running sequence is based upon a set of movements derived from a Working Timetable (WTT). Alternative running sequences are planned to offer a variety movements for public displays. All rolling stock running on the layout belongs to individual G0GG members.

Currently, the trackwork is completed and the ‘electrics’ are almost complete awaiting testing. Most of the scenic buildings have been constructed and a start has been made on the contoured scenery and backscene panels. We plan to exhibit the layout in operation at our NVH Open Day in October 2021. 

Layout Photos

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