Warley Model Railway Club

Railway modelling in most scales and gauges

Warley Model Railway Club, Unit 1F Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA

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Hawes Junction


July 2016

This is the latest layout being developed by the N gauge group.  If N is your thing, why not visit the club, have a look and maybe join.

The base boards are now held together with screwbolts and threaded steel plates, for ease of build-up and breakdown of the layout at exhibitions.  The boards are correctly lined up by aluminium dowels.

Most of the fiddle yard track has been laid, and although very complex, the track at the front s steadily being completed.

The overall electrical control of Hawes Junction is being carried out by the MERGS system.  Model Electronic Railway Group.

This involves building electronic modules from component parts on pin boards and then incorporating them into a purpose built control boards.

The Fiddle yard area has been painted white, to keep a clean working area.  This paint can be drawn on for the positioning of components and wiring looms.  These marks can be over-painted with this quick drying paint.

It also helps when running as any problems can be easily spotted in the fiddle yard on and between the tracks.

Some buildings and structures are being built by the team members.

The latest structure is the Garsdale or Dandry Mire Viaduct, which has been built from Ratio Kits by Bill Greatbatch.

The back-scene has been painted light blue to enhance the building and colouring of the landscape scenery, and also give a base colour for the final back-scene design

Servo motors are being attached to holders and installed to points in the fiddle yard.


Ed Purcell   Team Leader

Charlie Johnston Building MERGS modules and Control Boards.

Nick Tilston  Building and fitting Point Servo Motors

Dave Crawford Track laying.

Peter Howells  Track laying.

Roger Tallis  Track laying.

Bill Greatbatch Structures

Keith Paxton  Electrical wiring and systems.

Rodney Hodge Fixtures and Fittings

Christine Hodge Painting

Ted & Sam  Building and landscapes.

Paul Beckett  Special Wood Projects.

Ron James  Woodwork & Structures

Gordon McKenzie Details & Structure