BY THE WATER
'N' Gauge : 24 Feet x 4 Feet
Newcastle by the Water comprises
a four track line which has dedicated passenger and freight lines.
The large railway station is the junction for a single line branch
which weaves its way high across the valley on a level with an
old castle which overlooks a caravan and camping site situated
on the banks of the river (which is a real water feature). From
this site the road makes its way down into the town which has
a provincial shopping centre and market. At present, a Formula
One racing car display is being held in the town to coincide with
The diesel depot above the
main line, which is accessed from the branch, ensures that engines
can refuel and perform their duties.
The locomotives and stock
run on the layout represent the modern era on a typical English
mainline. To the rear of the layout (behind the back scene) there
is a twelve road fiddle yard (three for each track) to ensure
a wide variety of stock can be run in sequence for the benefit
of those viewing the layout.