N Gauge - Newcastle by the Water
NEWCASTLE 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 market day.

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.

 

AWARDS
Pendle Forest Exhibiton 2001 Best layout by judges
  Best by public vote
Southport 2002 Best N gauge Layout
  Best senic layout
Syston Railway Society Exhibition 2003 Best exhibition layout
Southport 2004 Best N gauge layout
Crewe 2004 Best layout by judges
  Best layout by public vote
Bolton 2005 Best layout by public vote
Derby 2005 Best layout by public vote
Brighton 2010 Best layout by judges
Huntingdon 2013 Best Layout by public vote
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