Photographs by David Ford
Layout Group Leader: Tony Parker
If you would like to make enquiries about this SRC layout visiting your exhibition, please provide the dates and venue in an email from here.
The layout was originally built by the late Fred Shilton, whose family very kindly donated it to the SRC.
It is built in 4mm scale to EM gauge (18.2mm) and is based on original track layout of Freshwater (Isle Of Wight) as it would have been in around 1930.
All the locomotives, rolling stock and track were scratch built to very fine standards. Buildings too were scratch built and were based on photographs of the time.
Since acquiring the layout, SRC has re-wired the points, extended the scenic section and added a traverser fiddle yard. The layout is now functioning electrically and is analogue with a twin controller.
The next stage is to complete the scenics, backscenes etc in accordance with known information about Freshwater at the time in which the model is set. Work is ongoing and is expected to extend through 2015.
Any Freshwater exhibition bookings are shown in our Events Calendar page.