00 – Mothecombe

MOTHECOMBE – ’00’ Gauge – Junior Modellers layout

The High Wycombe club has a tradition of encouraging and supporting younger railway enthusiasts and this layout is an example of the level of modelling achieved by a group of our Juniors Modellers with the support of experienced club members.

Their current exhibition layout, regularly seen flying the flag for Junior Modellers at exhibition is Mothecombe.

Mothecombe is a quiet through station on a rural line somewhere in south Devon, close to the coast and Plymouth, and is operated in both GWR/SR or BR periods.

At either end, two fiddle yards feed trains through the layout. A bay platform is provided for the local push-pull service and a small yard serves the local community. Occasional diversions from the main line add interest during the day.

Our Junior Modellers represented modellers of all ages at the recent new Key Model World exhibition at the NEC.

A great weekend was had by all and we got the seal of approval from Pete Waterman and some of our Junior Modellers could also be found operating his record breaking ‘Making Tracks’ the worlds largest portable model railway layout.

Our Junior Modellers section is open to young modellers aged 12 to 18 and for details on joining click here.

The next Junior Modellers layout project is underway called Shadwell East based on an East London yard setting that can be operated through a range of different time periods from 1960s up to the present day. More details to follow.