SKIPTON & DISTRICT RAILWAY SOCIETY
For this year's photographic expedition around the layouts the main area of difficulty was the very variable lighting conditions. Some layouts were well lit, others not so. Photos of model railways must usually be taken with the camera's minimum aperture to get depth of field and some of those here were exposed for 4 or 5 seconds; others for only 1/15 sec, such was the variation of available light. For me, the use of flash for model railway photos is a no-no; the photos usually look awful.
Here, in alphabetical order, are the layouts.
First Alston, N gauge, owned and built by David Smith, it is high in the northern Pennines at the end of a branch from the Newcastle-Carlisle line.
Next, Ashleigh, built and exhibited by David Seymour (S&DRS member) in EM gauge, representing Network South East in the late 1980s.
Other pictures of Ashleigh are available here on this site.
Dolores is an S&DRS club layout: Rio Grande Southern in Sn3, which is 3/16in:1ft scale, 9/16in gauge track, equivalent to 3ft gauge full size. Since it was first built in the late 1990s the layout has endured several major rebuilds; this is either the 4th or 5th version and we hope the last. Earlier versions can be seen here on this site.
The next layout is Ediger-Eller, German HO, set in the Mosel valley and built
Another layout from Keighley MRC, this is Hellifield MPD in O gauge and
Now, an excellent demonstration of the sort of scenic modelling where N gauge
Sabden Glen, below, was built by David Burrows, a Skipton DRS member in 00
Below is the N gauge layout of Andrew Thomson, a Skipton club member, again
Finally, a couple of new shots of Whiteadder Junction, built by the Skipton