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Layouts

Whether you are looking for a specific layout to slot into your exhibition, or just want to admire the skills of GRS members, you will find here details of many of their layouts. These have been grouped by scale and layouts by the same builder are linked together.

Gauge

Name

Description

Exhibit

Ready

 Photos

N

Mittelstadt

A large urban layout with multiple htitles and industrtial area. Footprint: 7m x .6m. Location : Northern Ireland Multi single track layout

No


N

Die SchneeweisseBahn

Southern German layout in a Christmas snow scene in the 1911 Epoch I and II Footprint: 4ft x 1.5ft plus operator area and gap to front. Location : Dublin single oval with sidings and 3 train fiddle yard

Yes


TT

Rhineside

Set on the Rhine, south of Koblenz, this is a main line layout from 1994 - 2002. Footprint: 3.5m xz 1.4m plus operator area and gap to front. Location : Hampshire Double track line, with overhead power supply. Working roadway system and 10 train fiddle yard

Yes


HO

Bahnbetriebswerk Duegelsheim

Duegelsheim is an imaginary town somewhere in the northern part of the Federal Republic of Germany. The border with the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is not far away and so diesel locomotives from the Deutsche Reichsbahn visit the depot from time to time for refuelling and stabling. It is also possible to see the occasional DSB locomotive on shed as some diagrams can bring through workings from Denmark.

The layout is set in Epoch IV between the years 1979-84, when I spent a considerable time in West Germany photographing and travelling behind the V200 class diesel-hydraulic locomotives of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. At this period classes in both old red and the new (at that time) blue and beige colour schemes were to be seen.

The class 220s are gradually being withdrawn from service but a number are still to be seen operating in the area. These, together with the more powerful V200 variants, the class 221s, and class 323, 333, 290, 261, 260, 218, 216, and 211 are frequent visitors to Deugelsheim.

Duegelsheim was largely inspired by the need to have somewhere to run an increasing collection of HO scale German diesel locomotives and the desire to depict in model form a period on the Deutsche Bundesbahn that I fondly remember. I wanted to build something relatively quickly and cheaply with portability in mind for ease of exhibiting. The result is a simple and compact track plan using code 100 Peco Streamline track on cork underlay and ballasted using Woodland Scenics products. Overall size is 6ft x 2ft and the layout is self-supporting.

Yes
HO

Bahnbetriebswerk Duegelshausen

Duegelshausen is an imaginary town somewhere in the northern part of the Federal Republic of Germany. The border with the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is not far away and so diesel locomotives from the Deutsche Reichsbahn visit the depot from time to time for refuelling and stabling. It is also possible to see the occasional DSB locomotive on shed as some diagrams can bring through workings from Denmark.

The layout is set in Epoch IV between the years 1979-84, when I spent a considerable time in West Germany photographing and travelling behind the V200 class diesel-hydraulic locomotives of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. At this period classes in both old red and the new (at that time) blue and beige colour schemes were to be seen.

The class 220s are gradually being withdrawn from service but a number are still to be seen operating in the area. These, together with the more powerful V200 variants, the class 221s, and classes 323, 333, 290, 261, 260, 218, 216, and 211 are frequent visitors to Duegelshausen.

Bahnbetriebswerk Duegelshausen was largely inspired by an article about an 0 scale micro layout in the magazine Railway Modeller. Following on from my other two layouts Bw Duegelsheim and Bw Duegelshaven I wanted to build something relatively quickly and cheaply with greater portability in mind for ease of exhibiting. In short I wanted to create something in a smaller space than my previous layouts. The result is a simple and compact track plan using code 100 Peco Streamline track and ballasted using Woodland Scenics products. Overall size is just 4ft x 2ft but it is NOT self-supporting and therefore requires a table at least of the same size as the layout to sit on.

Yes
HO

Bahnbetriebswerk Duegelshaven

Like my last layout, Bw Duegelsheim, Duegelshaven is an imaginary town somewhere in the northern part of the Federal Republic of Germany. The border with the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) is not far away and so diesel locomotives from the Deutsche Reichsbahn visit the depot from time to time for refuelling and stabling. It is also possible to see the occasional DSB locomotive on shed as some diagrams can bring through workings from Denmark.

This layout is again set in Epoch IV between the years 1979-84, when I spent a considerable time in West Germany photographing and travelling behind the V200 class diesel-hydraulic locomotives of the Deutsche Bundesbahn. At this period classes in both old red and the new (at that time) blue and beige colour schemes were to be seen.

The class 220s are gradually being withdrawn from service but a number are still to be seen operating in the area. These, together with the more powerful V200 variants, the class 221s, and class 323, 333, 290, 261, 260, 218, 216, and 211 are frequent visitors to Duegelshaven.

Bahnbetriebswerk Duegelshaven was inspired by a plan of a small HO scale German Bahnbetriebswerk (depot) for diesel locomotives using the small Fleischmann turntable, which appeared in the German model railway magazine Modellbahn-Kurier 14 in 2004. For some time I had wanted to build another depot layout, again with portability in mind for ease of exhibiting, but I wanted to make it more typically German in appearance complete with a roundhouse shed. The result is a very simple and compact track plan using code 100 Peco Streamline track ballasted with Woodland Scenics products. Overall size is 6ft x 2ft and the layout is self supporting.

Yes

HO

Winklehof

A corner of a 1930s motive power depot.

Footprint: overall 6ft 6 x 2ft table provided and gap to front. Location : London, Bromley

scened depot area; station.

Yes


HO

Glockingen

A loco depot from the DRG Epoch II

Yes


HO

Felsen

Set in the Mosel area of western Germany 1950/60s

Yes


O

Johnannesdorf

Modelling an Austrian 760mm gauge line in Oe, this layout is set in the Tirolean Alps.

Yes


O

Schwachhausen

Modelling an Austrian 760mm gauge line in Oe, this layout is urban, based on suburban Bremen in NW Germany.

Footprint: 30ft x 2.5ft plus operator area and gap to front. Location : Leicestershire

Yes