Colwick Loco (OO)
OO scale static diorama of the front (north end) of Colwick Shed as it appeared in the 1960s, after the 1950 reconstruction of the shed roof. The full extent of the shed is represented in a five foot length, with space to display over fifty model locomotives, which can span the whole life of the depot. At its peak the depot housed 250 steam locomotives, although it had capacity for 400. Locomotives serviced by the workshop included the world-famous Gresley Pacifics, such as Flying Scotsman.
Deepcar is a large layout, portraying the electrified Woodhead line in the 1960s and ’70s. It features authentic, working, near-scale Overhead Line Equipment, depicting the 1500V DC system of the Woodhead route. Read more
Ilkeston Town (OO)
Ilkeston Town is a 00 gauge layout set in the 1930s. It features not only the authentic track plan and station buildings, but also models of the gas works, shops and houses that were in the vicinity. This makes the model an interesting historical record of the area and the trains that served the town at that time. Read more
Newly acquired by the club, Oxthorne is a small (5ft x 1ft) N gauge layout, depicting a rural branch line terminus somewhere in the Pennines, between the Midland and Eastern regions, surrounded by hills. It is set in the early 1960s, and uses DCC. It was originally built by James Bowden, and appeared in the December 2017 issue of Railway Modeller.
It will next be in operation at the 2024 Ruddington Model Railway Show.
Spike Bank (O)
O gauge working model of one of Colwick Yard’s ‘humps’, that at the south sorting sidings in the Down empties yard. This demonstrates gravity shunting, which is a rarely modelled aspect of railway operation. Wagons descend past the South Shunters Cabin into a choice of roads. Conceived as an eight foot long diorama, it is presently being extended.
Springfield represents in HO gauge a downtown commercial district of an imaginary east coast US city, served by Canadian railways. This layout is currently in store awaiting refurbishment.
Streatham Mainline (OO)
Streatham Mainline is an imaginary ex-Southern line in south London, set in the 1980s-1990s. It is a large 00 gauge layout with a junction station, loco depot, terminating Underground trains, goods sidings, and a two-level fiddle yard which has storage for a great many trains. Three-rail electric multiple units and loco-hauled passenger and goods trains operate an intensive service. Read more
Trent Lane Junction (OO)
Trent Lane Junction is a 00 gauge model of the ex-Great Northern Railway junctions in east Nottingham, set in the late 1950s. It also features the erstwhile Nottingham Suburban line and the still-surviving former Midland Railway route to Newark and Lincoln. Read more
Colwick Old Shed (O)
Wouldham’s Chalk Pit (O)
ERTMS – European Rail Transport Modelling Solutions
ERTMS are a group of railway modellers from the Nottingham Model Railway Society that have got together to model European settings.
The layouts below are all available for exhibition. For exhibition enquiries, please contact email@example.com.
Under construction are the following:
Gyor-ish – HO – Hungarian station and carriage sidings
Utrecht-ish – Dutch mainline and compost plant
Old Town – HO – European small station
Oslavany – TT – Czech branch line
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Antwerpse Viskade (HO)
A small Belgian dockyard. The layout’s name translates as ‘Antwerp’s fishing quay’, and this small HO diorama is a little snapshot of life on the quayside in deepest Antwerp, serving various industries. For more information, see the layout’s Facebook page.
(‘Industry Way’) – 3.5 mm scale HO gauge, by Nick Quinn. It represents a small freight facility in Danish industrial complex at the end of a freight-only branch line serving a variety of industries near one of the larger Danish towns in the mid-1990s. Each of the small industrial concerns has its own private siding. The area portrayed features a scrap metal processor, a warehousing company, and an animal feeds distributor.
Zlata Východ (HO)
3.5mm scale HO gauge, built by Dave Paylor. It is a good example of a large continuous run layout, representing a border station in Czech Republic in the early twenty-first century. The station is assumed to be near the Polish and German borders, and visiting German and Polish trains can also be seen.