Test Tracks

 

Known to many club members as ‘The Roundy Round’, this 8 feet wide (2.4 metres) test track currently consists of 5 circles of track; two circuits of N Gauge, and four circuits of OO/HO Gauge.

 

A picture showing the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club's N and OO Gauge Test Track in use in July 2014

 

A new test track is currently under construction along one wall of the club room for use by those who model in larger scales. This layout will consist of two end to end lines; one using O Gauge track, and one using G Scale track, both with passing loops to allow more than one train on each line at once.

 

A view of the Nailsea and District Model Railway Club's G Scale and O Gauge Test Track under construction in July 2014

 

The image gallery below showcases some of the models that our members have brought along to our running nights over the years, demonstrating the wide variety of interests in scales, gauges, eras and regions that Nailsea and District Model Railway Club members have.

 

Test Tracks

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From top to bottom;An N Gauge Southern Railway N Class hauling a passenger train,A kit built HO scale Victorian Railways J Class 2-8-0 from Australia with a couple of hopper wagons,A HO scale Burlington Northern (BNSF) American self propelled crane,A OO gauge Class 143 Pacer in First Great Western livery,And a HO scale post-war German Prussian Class 56 with a short passenger train.
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A OO scale First Great Western liveried HST produced by Hornby including a Class 43 decorated with the commemorative livery of 43172 ‘Harry Patch’ and a HO scale New South Wales Intercity XPT from Australian manufacturer Auscision Models.
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A OO scale First Great Western liveried HST produced by Hornby including a Class 43 decorated with the commemorative livery of 43172 ‘Harry Patch’ and a HO scale New South Wales Intercity XPT from Australian manufacturer Auscision Models.
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What’s On?

Nailsea and District MRC Events:

 

NDMRC Annual Exhibition 2018

March 24th and 25th at Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

 

For more information on the events listed above, click here