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Look out for the June 2017 edition of Railway Modeller which is not only the 800 edition of the magazine but also has a feature article on 50 years of Redditch Model Railway Club.

2017 is our 50th Anniversary year so look out for events to mark this significant milestone for Worcestershire's oldest model railway club



Gorcott Introduction

Layout Details 

Gorcott was set in the early 1960ís. Normal main line steam traction is about to end as the new diesel era takes hold. We are on the Settle to Carlisle railway line. The route is about to lose the named express services together with most of the other through traffic. The images we attempted to recreate are of a line very much in decline. Gorcott is a station close to Staniforth on the Settle to Carlisle railway line and is situated between Settle Junction and Horton in Ribblesdale. The station was very much based on Midland Railway practice. The scale was 4mm using "OO" gauge track. All the buildings on the layout were scratch built, mainly using thick card for the basic structure. These were covered with plasticard to replicate stone or brick finishes. The structures were then painted and weathered to represent the prototypes from the area. In latter life the layout benefited from a much larger fiddle yard, which is now twice the original size and is now used on our Dagnell End, Chilcompton and Oakenshaw layouts. The sixteen available roads meant an even larger variety of stock and locomotives could be used. Normally this meant there are around 24 separate trains on show 

Magazine Features : The layout was featured in the May 1997 edition of Railway Modeller

Gorcott was seen at the following exhibitions:

16th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 8th & 9th May 1995

Bromsgrove Model Railway Exhibition - 11th November 1995

Stourbridge Model Railway Exhibition - April 1996

17th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 7th & 8th May 1996

Bournville Model Railway Exhibition - 22nd February 1997

Bromsgrove Model Railway Exhibition - 9th November 1996

30th Anniversary Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 17th & 18th May 1997

Cheltenham GWR Modellers Group Exhibition - 25th & 26th October 1997

Derby Model Railway Exhibition - 25th & 26th April 1998

19th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 9th & 10th May 1998

A49 Leominster Group Model Railway Exhibition - 12th & 13th September 1998

Stourbridge Model Railway Exhibition - April 1999

20th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 8th & 9th May 1999

Chippenham Model Railway Exhibition - 23rd & 24th May 1999

Biggleswade Model Railway Exhibition - February 2000

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition - 24th to 26th November 2000

Ipswich Model Railway Exhibition - 8th & 9th September 2001

Loughborough Model Railway Exhibition - October 2001

25th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 8th & 9th May 2004

Wolverhampton Model Railway Exhibition - 6th & 7th November 2004

Voted best in show by the visitors

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition - 4th & 5th December 2004

40th Anniversary Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 10th & 11th February 2007

Birmingham Model Railway Show - 15th & 16th September 2007

30th Redditch Model Railway Exhibition - 31st January & 1st February 2009

47th York Model Railway Exhibition - 11th to 13th April 2009

The layout has travelled a total of 1976 miles to and from the above exhibitions

(for more information on Gorcott)