Memory Lane is primarily a layout for operation by the public. Indeed it is difficult to describe it as a layout since the intention is that it will be built 'on the day' by members of the public, with a little suitable guidance, no doubt. The layout came about in response to the appalling circumstances surrounding our Stamford 2019 show and the amazing amount of donations of the old 3 rail Hornby Dublo system that was received
Conceived by our Secretary, Brian Norris and being planned using the Anyrail software as ideally, a double 'roundy roundy' with passing loops. the intention being that, depending on popularity, it can grow from its initial 4 feet by 8 feet footprint by the simple expedient of us making up some more boards.
Remember these? This picture shows a few engines and coaches on some loose laid track laid on some experimental boards on the authors floor.
UPDATE: 15th March 2020
Hornby Dublo donations have continued to come in to us, most recently from Ian W in Louth Lincs, they have enabled us to expand our base layout to form something which a 1950s schoolboy could only have dreamed. The following photographs show a sample of what has been received.
As we continue to refurbish and restore locomotives and track we will publish some cameos here.
Scale OO 3 rail Hornby Dublo
Size 8 ft x 4 ft
Transport 1 car
Scenics basic but hopefully nostalgic
Baseboards An MDF / Foam / Cork sandwich which will need tables to sit on
|Exhibition Information for Show Managers|
|Please note this layout is not currently available for exhibitions|
|Viewing front only (ft / m)|
|Total Space required|
|Valuation for Insurance Purposes:||£ NB: Please check before booking|
|Power:||1 x 13 Amp Mains socket|
|Transport:||Number of Cars|
|Number of Operators||2|
|Information last updated||25 Jan 2020|