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Yorkshire Pennines


A new N gauge layout from Roland Wood

Yorkshire Pennines is set in the present era in a part of the country where the rugged Pennines meets the Yorkshire Dales and Moors.  It depicts a part of the East Coast mainline near the town of Yockenthwaite, where a preserved railway line shares platforms and access track.

In this picturesque countryside, some charter trains run, as well as the expected freight and passenger services.  The preserved railway line plays host to many visitors.

This layout can be computer controlled, giving the operators the choice between full manual operation; full computer control or a bit of each!  Most locos are equipped with sound.

Part of the enjoyment of model railways is in the building of the layout.  Once built, some start to think of their next layout.  We, on the other hand, start to figure out the many ways the computer can drive the trains; keeping to timetable; obeying signals; avoiding ‘spads’ and accidents!

We’d like to thank SDRM Club members who have helped with the building of the layout and specialists CR Signals for their help with the locos and signals.

We welcome questions …………..

Yorkshire Pennines is an oval layout measuring 10ft x 5ft and, as it is scenic in its full 360o, its ideal operating footprint would be 18ft x 13ft, allowing visitors to walk around the entire layout.  However, it can be shown at the end of a row or even with one side against a wall, making it possible to fit a smaller operating footprint of 16ft x 9ft.

It needs an overhead clearance of 7ft to accommodate its own lighting rig.

Yorkshire Pennines fits in the back of an estate car and needs only 2 operators.

Yockenthwaite station

Countryside stables

Preserved railway platform

Roland used to have the Computrains demonstration layout, showing how computer control could be added to your layout.  Yorkshire Pennines can be used in a similar fashion, allowing demonstrations and formal presentations, followed by a question and answer session, delivered on a regular basis throughtout the exhibition. 

Please contact Roland for further details:   secretary@sdrmweb.co.uk