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Yorkshire Pennines

 

A new N gauge layout by Roland Wood


Yorkshire Pennines is set in the present era in a part of the country where the rugged Pennines meets the stunning Yorkshire Dales and Moors.  It depicts a fictitious scene that could be close to the town of Yockenthwaite, on a part of the East Coast mainline, where a supposed preserved railway line has adjoining platforms.

In this picturesque countryside, some charter trains run, as well as the expected freight and passenger services.  The preserved railway line is a popular tourist attraction.

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 is scenic in its full 360o.  With the computer monitors facing forward, it is ideally viewed from the front.  The operators are at either side, close to the public, enabling easy interaction.   It's operating footprint is therefore 18ft x 9ft, allowing access all around the layout.

It needs an overhead clearance of 7ft to accommodate its own lighting rig and a power point within 6ft of the layout.

Yorkshire Pennines fits in a small hire van and needs only 2 operators. 


Yockenthwaite station


Preserved railway platform


Layout plan and operating footprint

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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:   roland.wood@dps-integro.co.uk