Scarborough & District Railway Modellers

Yorkshire Pennines


A new N gauge layout from Roland Wood


Yorkshire Pennines is set in the rugged landscape where the Moors and Dales meet the Pennines. The layout is set in the post-privatisation era.

It is still fairly unusual for an N gauge layout to be DCC (Digitrax) with the option of full computer control, using RailRoad and Co software.  The layout has working signals (Sig-naTrax) and most locos are fitted with sound (C R Signals).

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 8ft.

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.


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: