Aston



Aston is a 7mm. scale (O gauge) layout portraying a minor country branch line station on the Great Western Railway. It is located somewhere around the Oxford and Bristol area with hand built structures typical of the area in the 1930s’.

The layout comprises of a central scenic section featuring the station and goods yard at each end fiddle yards utilise turntables to marshal trains with the minimum of handling. Locomotives, rolling stock, track and signalling are from a variety of sources, some being built from kits and others being built from scratch. Traffic on the line is typical of the era before road motor transport became common with both locomotive hauled and auto coach passenger trains, regular through freights, a stopping pick-up goods service and the occasional mixed train conveying both passengers and freight.


Pictures by Ray Lightfoot



SOCIETY: Middlesbrough Model Railway Club.
BUILDER: Martin Jeffrey.
SCALE: 7 mm/ft. ('O' gauge, 1:43 scale)
SIZE OF LAYOUT ONLY: 24 ft. by 2 ft. 4 in. [ 7.3 x 0.7 metres].
FLOOR AREA REQUIRED: 28 ft. by 9 ft. [ 8.5 x 2.7 metres].
(two feet clear at front and sides for access, five feet at rear for operators, see diagram)
ELECTRIC POWER REQUIRED: one 13 amp socket
NUMBER OF OPERATORS: four or five (to be confirmed)
TRESTLE TABLE: one required
CHAIRS REQUIRED: two
SINGLE HIGHEST VALUE ITEM: the layout
EXPENSES: Transit van hire, fuel for car, meal expenses if not provided, accommodation or expenses as required.
SPECIAL NEEDS: plenty of tea

INFORMATION REQUIRED BY US -
1. directions to the venue.
2. access details for venue, loading area, stairs, lifts and layout position etc.
3. access times for the venue on the day prior to show.
4. accommodation arrangements and addresses if necessary.
5. insurance details for layout and individual models at show and during transit.
6. barriers - will these be provided.
7. meal arrangements during the show.


MIDDLESBROUGH MODEL RAILWAY CLUB contact person:-

Enquires Email: exhibitionmanager@mboromrc.com

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