West Somerset Railway
The Taunton Model Railway Group (TMRG) recognised that there was a need to allow new and existing members of our group, with the opportunity to learn and improve their modelling skills. The subject chosen was Bishops Lydeard, as the prototype is right outside our headquarters on Platform 1 on the West Somerset Railway. The layout is based between 2010 to the present-day capturing features that have appeared and disappeared in recent years. It also provides us with the scope to operate a wide range of locomotives and rolling stock, all of which has been seen on the West Somerset Railway.
Layout is operated from the rear. With two positions at each end of the scenic section. Turntable fiddle yard at the right-hand end when viewed from the front requires 3 ft 6 inch radius to operate.
Layout dimensions including the operator space:
Layout 30ft x 3ft including fiddle yards
Scenic area is 18ft x 3ft
Operators 5ft to rear. 3ft 6 inch to front