Gallery – Greenford layout (2016 update)
This club layout started life as an end to end Terminus to Fiddle Yard set up. However this proved difficult to operate in the clubrooms and at shows, so a decision was taken to convert it to a large oval, this has now been completed with a 10 track fiddle yard. Also many of the points have been changed from rod control to point motor control.
The original terminus is now a through station which allows a lot more variety of stock to be used, passenger and freight.
At present more work needs to be done, so this is a layout in progress, but at least when we set up we can run trains, which is what the hobby is all about….running trains, playing trains whatever.
We set up this layout to run on every 3rd Wednesday and if you have some 00 locos or stock that you may want to “stretch its legs” you might want to arrange with us to come along and see if we have some room for you on the night.
Please contact us prior to visiting for the next running date in the calendar..
This layout is available for exhibition. Exhibition managers can contact us via our contact form for more information if required.
This imaginary station “somewhere in West London” was built and owned jointly by the LNWR(LMS) and the LSWR(Southern) for allowing north/south trains to avoid London.
At the time this venture was proposed, a lot of objections to the scheme arose mainly by the GWR saying it would be taking custom from them, this was eventually rejected by Parliament, the delay cost over 2 years but the line was finally built and running commenced in 1896.
The GN/NE(LNER) were agreed running rights from day 1 as a lot of holiday traffic came from the north east, also the Metropolitan(London Transport) was granted access.
Later on a 650v third rail was added which allowed Southern Multiple Unit Stock into Greenford.
When the railways were nationalized the line became jointly run by the Midland and Southern Regions and not until the mid fifties were the Western region allowed to run some services into Greenford. Some feuds still stand the test of time… Everybody remembers what they did to the S & D and the Southern, West of Salisbury; it wasn’t all Mr Beeching.