For photographs of Carminster, please click here.
The layout, which is circular, has a through station to the left (as viewed by the public) and an 8 road fiddle yard at the rear. Only the front boards are scenic. The station has 2 through platforms and two bay platforms. The bay platforms are shown in full, but only the ends of the through platforms are visible.
The model represents a small city station serving the imaginary city of Carminster, built where lines from several parts of the country converge. It is set somewhere in the western midlands. Due to its central location it is served by a number of different train operators. It also enjoys the attentions of companies operating heritage trains.
Given its central location and pivotal status in railway network terms, it enjoys an extensive passenger train service and only a very few trains actually pass through the station without stopping. There are no longer any freight or locomotive facilities at the station, but sizeable freight “consists” pass through from time to time en route between Birmingham and the south east of England.
Any Carminster exhibition bookings are shown in our Events Calendar page.
You can find pictures of the layout and download a copy of the Exhibition Manager’s details for this layout if you click here.
Owner: Hugh Williams