Jim Read

  O gauge 7mm scale micro model railway layouts for exhibitions and shows; Maltby, Moxley and Muckton


Hello I live near Chesterfield in Derbyshire not far from the M1. I prefer to take my little layouts to one day shows and will travel quite a long way to attend one. I like to let show visitors have a go, especially younger people and I always have a couple of chairs in front of the layout for visitors to sit and chat.

My layouts are scratch built; the track made from card sleepers and 00 rail, the points from copper clad strips, the locos from card and styrene, the wagons and vans from card and paper, the back scene from photographs and the locos are powered from a homemade controller. I also offer to email interested modellers, drawings, the controller circuit and instructions in PDF format.

The model railway layout for a small space, Carl Arendt issued a challenge to modellers to make a working layout in 4 square feet or less. I took up the challenge a few years ago and made Moxley. They are the best model railways I've ever made, being on one board I can take them in and out of shows very quickly, I can be set up and running in about 15 minutes. I can sit and operate them from one position and talk to visitors at the same time. They are very easy to operate so I can let someone else have a go.

If you would like to book a layout for an exhibition or have a question please contact me

Moxley my first micro layout.

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