Model Railway Club
Layout Manager: John Collins, Deputy Neil Baker
A “OO” gauge layout set in an industrial area of the North of England during the 1950’s / 60’s. A fictional
based diorama set around the town of ‘Eckerslike’ dominated by a viaduct and substantial industrial red
brick buildings built in the Victorian era.
The railway station was originally an intermediate station on the Fair to Middlin line. The railway line was,
however, truncated at Eckerslike following closure of the mine at Middlin during the 1930’s.
The railway nowadays is a branch line from Fair providing a regular passenger service between the two
towns. There is also a busy goods shed serving local people and industry and a private siding to the large
engineering works adjacent to the station with an active coal yard. BR steam locos as well as early green
diesels and DMUs provide the motive power.
Showing a number of buildings that have
been built by the members from card kits.
The basic structures are in place and
await final detailing.
The layout is operational but a lot more
work is required on the scenery.
The fiddle yard which can be turned through
Photos from the Solihul Exhibition held on the 12th November 2016
The latest photo showing a nearly
An 8 ft extension is now being planned