This “00” gauge layout depicts the station, good yard and stone loading areas of Ashbrook Dale a fictitious terminus station on a single line branch of the L.M.S off the main line to Manchester in Derbyshire.
The railway was instigated by the local quarry owners as a way of gaining more markets for their stone, and the automated stone loading facilities is a feature of the layout. With the coming of the railway the village of Ashbrook has thrived and the framers now have a dairy for the onward distribution. of their dairy products and milk.
The layout is set in the 1930’s and reflects the L.M.S locos and rolling stock of this period. Much of the stock is kit built and includes experimental diesel electric locomotives that were trialled by the L.M.S at Derby. The working of the layout is with the public in mind so that there is a varied movements with typical rolling stock of the period.
All the building are typically L.M.S style and are scratch built from plasticcard the exception being the signal box which is a Churchill Brass Kit.