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Added to website: 29 March 2012

Bradford Model Railway Exhibition
31st March to 1st April
Bradford Academy
Teasdale Street
Bradford
West Yorkshire
BD4 7QJ
Please enter exhibition via Lister Avenue

The Bradford Model Railway Club will be exhibiting our award winning model “Victoria Road” based on Saltaire Station and Mill at our Model Railway Exhibition 31st March 1st April 2012.

To download the brochure, click here.

Bradford Model Railway Clubs award winning layout is based on Saltaire between Shipley and Keighley on the Aire Valley Line. As the area has been compressed somewhat we have named it after the road over the bridge next to the station (Victoria Road). Many of the buildings and scenery are modelled on those at Saltaire but because of the constraints of size we have named it after the road on the bridge adjacent to the station. Local people will no doubt recognise many of the features and hopefully get the atmosphere of the area. The period modelled was intended to be in the 1960s. However Victoria Road can be caught up in a time warp where the stock can appear from other periods which allows club members to run whatever they prefer.

About the Victoria Road layout.
Victoria Road is a quality OO gauge layout constructed by Bradford MRC members to a scale of 4mm to the foot (OO) and was featured in the December 2008 issue of Hornby Magazine. It is based on Saltaire on the ex Midland line north of Shipley heading towards the famous Settle & Carlisle.

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Many of the buildings and scenery are modelled on those at Saltaire and Shipley but because of the constraints of size we have had to "shrink" the layout somewhat with Hirst Wood and Shipley-Foxes Corner moved much nearer to Saltaire. Because of this we have named the layout after the road on the bridge adjacent to the station.
Local people may recognise many of the features and hopefully enjoy the atmosphere of the area. Watch out for smoke from "that" chimney when the boilers are stoked
The time period modelled was to be in the 1950-60s however Victoria Road can be caught up in a time warp where the stock can appear from other periods which allows club members to run whatever they prefer.
We have tried to incorporate a few period local vehicles in both Shipley town centre and Victoria Road as well as some local wildlife.
To spot are Bradford and West Yorkshire buses, locally made Jowett cars, a BMW bubble car, a Brown and Muffs of Bradford Morris Minor van, a BRS Bradford Albion Lorry and more as well as deer, rabbits, boxing hares, squirrels hedgehogs and much more as well as an effigy of the webmaster in Hirst Woods.

You can hire this layout for your event. Victoria Road is 24feet long by 8feet deep (7.2m by 2.4m) It can be dismantled into 4ft by 2ft boards for transport. We require the daily hire cost of a Jumbo Transit type van (approx £180) and fuel plus fuel for one car, also insurance (£8000 inc. stock), lunch and vast quantities of tea for 5 operators. Distances over approx 50miles from Bradford requires B and B accommodation.

Bradford Model Railway Club
The Club is hoping shortly to invest in a comprehensive DCC system with a new DCC layout to follow. Come – help us build it. New members are made very welcome whether to learn new skills or just drink tea. All materials and tools provided along with some OO rolling stock to play with.
We meet every Monday and most Thursdays at 7:45pm. £2 a week.

Sedbergh Club, Huddersfield Road, Bradford BD6 1DJ.
For further info contact Mr Kevin Jagger (Sec)
email bradfordmrc.sec@virginmedia
0774 5268960
Introductory offers availabl

Kevin JAGGER
Bradford Model Railway Club
Secretary/ Webmaster
www.bradfordmrc.co.uk
 0774 5268960

 

 

   

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