Freshwater (EM)

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 the actual 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 reinforced the baseboards to allow safe transport, re-wired the points, built a new control panel, extended the scenic section and added a traverser fiddle yard. The layout is analogue with twin controllers with the points operated by H & M solenoid point motors powered by a CDU.

The scenics, backscenes etc have been finished in accordance with known information about Freshwater at the time in which the model is set.

Any Freshwater exhibition bookings are shown in our Events Calendar page.