Forest of Dean Model Railway Club

00 gauge, Rainford Stoops
Modelled in 00 gauge, Rainford Stoops is the HQ of the fictional heritage West Lancashire Railway. The station layout at Rainford Stoops is loosely based on the main operational area at Tenterden on the Kent & East Sussex Railway, where the modeller was a guard during the nineties.

Using a scheme from adapted diagram from the K&ESR, it operates as a gala day (steam only, diesel only and mixed operation), in the life of a preserved railway. Locos come up from the locosheds to take out their various trains stored in the station sidings to the other end of the line, ie the fiddle yard. This includes a lunchtime Pullman train. Added to this will be demonstration freights and in-yard guards van rides from the second platform.

Video in Preparation
Exhibition Details
Layout Owner Trevor Powell, member of The Forest of Dean Model Railway Club
Operators required 2
Layout Footprint 10ft x 7ft – The layout being a fiddle yard to fiddle yard horseshoe arrangement.
Layout Expenses We would expect reimbursement for out of pocket expenses for members and or the Club following the exhibition of this layout. The transport for this layout would not involve the hire of a van.
Magazine Features Confirmed to appear in Railway Modeller, October 2014
Previous Shows Coleford Transport Carnival 2013, Lydney MR Show 2013, Bristol-Ex 2014,
Future Bookings Warley 2016 [Provisional]
Contact Details Via contact page