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North of England Line

Scarworth Junction


This N gauge layout has now won
16 'best in show' awards.


North of England Line - Scarworth Junction is modelled in N gauge and has been constructed to show scale length trains running through a typical northern landscape.


 Photo courtesy of
Chris Nevard/Model Rail

Exhibitions normally feature 1930-40s LNER/LMS era on one day and 1950-60s BR era on the other. This allows the accurate portrayal of trains from both these eras.

Many locos and much of the rolling stock are scratch-built, as are the buildings.  Over 325 hand painted people are going about their daily lives and eagle-eyed visitors will spot many different cameos in and around the town including: the Scardale Hunt at the stately home; scouts around the campfire; drinkers at the pub; rowing boats (and models) on the river; and the local market traders and stalls in the town square. There's wildlife as well with foxes, rabbits, a squirrel and a badger!  Can you find them all?

North of England Line is modelled in N gauge, having an 6.6m x 2.2m operating area footprint and vertical clearance of 2.5m.  2 x 13amp sockets are required within 2 metres of the layout.  This layout requires 4 operators and is transported in a hire van, accompanied by 1 car.

As members of a model railway club, we realise the importance of keeping exhibition costs to a minimum.  We have found that we can transport two (or even 3) layouts to a show for the same price as only one.  Please contact our Secretary for more details.