Owner - Trevor Smith
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Dimensions 24' x 10' (7.3m x 3m)
Era - 1980's
Control - DCC
Roundtrees sidings is based on Fawdon (Newcastle) on the Tyne & Wear Metro in the 1980s. At this time the Metro only ran as far as Bank Foot, with the line to the airport used as far as Callerton by BR for movements of explosives for ICI.
The layout is not exact as we have had to limit the size. However we do hope to demonstrate the trip workings from Tyne Yard, around the time we have modelled. These being mainly the P02 trip from Tyne Yard that served Rowntree Mackintosh's Fawdon factory. The wagons used were easily identified by their white roofs. The Metro cars are a Dave Alexander kit made from White metal and built up and detailed by Trevor.
This is version 2 of Roundtrees the original much smaller layout being exhibited a few years ago has since been scrapped.
We apologise for the layout being unfinished, the Blyth & Tyne MRS moved club rooms earlier this year and work on layouts was postponed whilst work was done on the new clubrooms.
You can view the blog for the layout here ---> Roundtree Sidings Blog
Also a blog for Trevors home layout ---> Trevors Home Layout
and finally a blog detailing Whitley Bay Quayside layout ---> Whitley Bay Quayside layout
Rowntree Sidings was featured in Railway Modeller in 2014 you can read the full article here ---> Rowntree Sidings in Detail