November 2017 Update

Sunday 26th November 2017


Progress to club layout Nailsea Wharf has transformed the look of the layout since the last update, starting with the addition of a backscene from the Gaugemaster range. Scenic work has continued with ground cover going down and the track being ballasted. There has now also been a page for Nailsea Wharf added to the website which can be found by clicking here.


Nailsea Wharf Overall November 2017 b


Nailsea Wharf Overall November 2017 a


The use of the test tracks has also continued to be popular with a large variety of locos and rolling stock being given a run in scales ranging from N gauge to Gauge 1. A selection of these are shown in the photos below, starting with an N gauge type JA electro-diesel (later known as a Class 73/0) hauling a train of Bulleid and Mk1 coaches all in BR Southern Region green livery.


N Gauge Type JA Electro-Diesel


Next up is a HO scale Colorado and Southern Railway locomotive made from a modified Rivarossi Baltimore & Ohio model.


Colorado and Southern Mining 0-4-0


More local models, in OO, was the recently released GWR diesel railcar number 11, produced by Dapol, being passed by an old Airfix produced model of Caerphilly Castle pulling some Cornish Riviera branded Collett Centenary coaches.


1930s GWR


Moving up in scale to O gauge, is this British Rail liveried Fowler 3F Jinty produced by Dapol,


O Gauge Dapol Jinty


And a BTH Type 1 diesel-electric locomotive (later known as a Class 15) produced by the Little Loco Company.


O Gauge Class 15


The final photo from the Club’s test tracks for now is a Gauge 1 DB Class 78 with a flat wagon transporting a couple of cars.


Gauge 1 DB Class 78 with Wagon



Now that the O gauge test track is operational, there’s just one more major feature to be completed and installed. A small hint at what this will be is seen in the photo below, showing some work in progress of hand builiding some track work. A number of sections have already been completed and will be installed once all the sections are finished.


Hand Building Trackwork

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