Allerby is a brand-new 40ft x 17ft ‘O’ gauge layout which is making its public debut at the 2022 Great Electric Train Show. Find out more here.
Gauge: 'O' gauge | Period: 1985-1990 | Region: Midland | Operating team: Steve Thompson and family
Welcome to Allerby. This brand-new 7mm scale ‘O’ gauge layout measures approximately 40 ft x 17 ft and is the new layout created by the team behind Dubmill Sidings (HM78). It depicts a fictional part of the railway system somewhere in Northern Cumbria with a chosen era of 1985 to 1990.
Arranged in a U format, it has two storage yards - a main one located to the rear of the layout and a smaller three road design hidden behind the scenic siding at the front of the layout. They are connected by a double track main line plus a single-track branch. This branch in our world leads to various industrial concerns that are rail linked and to other ‘off-stage’ parts of the network.
Trains are worked either fiddle yard to fiddle yard or into the scenic sidings where they are split for dispatch down the branch or shunted into the yard area. A small refuelling point is provided, which gives us the excuse of having plenty of light engine movements. The layout is designed to ensure that there should always be something running.
Baseboards are constructed from plywood, 9mm (tops) and 12mm (framework). All track and components are from C&L for the scenic area and Peco in the hidden fiddle yards. Track is ballasted using Greenscene 4mm ballast. Point control is via panel mounted switches with Cobalt point motors. Control is by the Gaugemaster Prodigy wireless DCC system with Hand-held controllers by Gaugemaster and TCS.
Rolling Stock is a mixture of ready-to-run and kit-built items including locomotives from Heljan and Dapol. All stock and scenery is weathered to hopefully provide a realistic exhibit for your enjoyment while the 2022 Great Electric Train Show marks the event debut for this new layout.
If you have any questions or comments, please have a chat with the operating team.