Ilford & West Essex Model Railway Club
The home of Railway Modelling since 1930
Section Guide16.5 Gauge (OO)7¼" GaugeN GaugeNorth AmericanO GaugeLibrary009 Gauge
Section InfoMineheadOlder End MPDEbsworth for ReynoldstonEbsworth & Older EndNew North Main Line 
OwnerClub Layout
Scale/Gauge4mm/OO gauge
OutlineGreat Western
Dimensions20ft x 12ft U-shape
Space required22ft x 12ft (operating space inside)
Power requirements(tba)
Transport expenses(tba)
AvailabilityAvailable for 2 day exhibitions only
ContactSteve Wraight
Previously shown at:
-Sun 29 Apr 2018
Becontree ShowcaseSat 07 Oct 2017
-Sun 08 Oct 2017
Roding Valley MRG ExhibitionSat 22 May 2010
Roding Valley MRG ExhibitionSat 22 May 2010
Roding Valley MRG ExhibitionSat 22 May 2010
Romford MRS ExhibitionSat 14 Nov 2009
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 04 Oct 2008
-Sun 05 Oct 2008
I & WEMRC ExhibitionSat 01 Oct 2005
-Sun 02 Oct 2005

Minehead is the 16.5 Gauge Section's main layout, and was built to represent the real location, sometime just after World War II. It can be run as any period since then, including the present West Somerset Railway headquarters, allowing for a wide range of different stock to be used, and thus satisfy all section members' interests.

The layout has been built to represent Minehead as accurately as possible, although it was necessary to make the platform shorter in scale size than the original.

Measuring 20' x 12', the layout is mainly used for exhibition purposes, and runs to a set sequence representing the summer of 1947, a very busy period for this very popular resort location.

Coming up...


Sun 04 Sep 2022

Train rides, model railways and cakes!




Sat 29 Apr 2023
Sun 30 Apr 2023


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