Appleton Dene depicts a narrow gauge line running through a station and providing rail access to a factory and a builder’s yard during the 1930s.

The rolling stock is either scratch-built or from modified kits and features some interesting wagons, carriages and locomotives. Part of the line runs along the road as a tramway and so requires the use of tram locomotives. The buildings are also scratch built using a variety of techniques.

Higher resolution versions of the pictures on this page (and other pictures of the layout) can be found here.

Notes for Exhibition Managers:

The layout has been re-modelled to make it more compact [Shorter]; the original version of the layout featured in the November 2013 issue of the Railway Modeller.

Size: 16ft x 1ft 9in

[Operators stand behind the layout]

Operators: Three

Expenses: Petrol for 2 cars.

Value: £1500

You can find a contact form to enquire about this layout on the “home page” at  Click on the page selection box at the top of the page, choose the contact page, and mark the  message for the attention of Tony.

Appleton Dene O/16.5 (7mm Scale / 16.5mm gauge)