Our Kingsthorpe layout is an imaginary line named after the Kingsthorpe Community Centre in Northampton where it was first conceived and constructed.

This O gauge layout is based on an imaginary preserved line adjacent to a working railway in the blue diesel era of British Rail. This allows us to run many different types of locomotives and stock.

Kingsthorpe is a large, freestanding portable exhibition layout using Peco track and points worked by Tortoise motors.
The scissor crossover is a bespoke built section of trackwork.

The layout has recently been converted to run on DCC and we are currently developing a new cassette fiddle yard at one end of the layout to compliment the main cassette fiddle yard at the other end. The two parts of the layout (operational and preserved) are usually operated independently but stock can be transferred between the two if required.