Newport Model Railway Society

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Layouts available for exhibition 

Newport MRS have a number of  layouts available for exhibition including:


Our BR(S) 7 mm layout.

This is 25 ft by 3 ft with 14 ft of viewing. It is operated from the front and needs a team of 4 people to keep it running well.

It can be transported in a LWB Transit or similar.

See the Frecclesham page, if you haven't been there already.

Pavilion End 

Chaiman Dave's Pavilion End is a compact 7mm Finescale layout with a single terminus platform and freight activity. Set in an industrial area, probably South Wales, it is BR (Western Region) in the early 50s to early 60s.

Dimensions are 5.0m by 0.7m for the layout footprint with further space at front and back for operators. Two operators are required but a team of four works best.

It travels in two estate cars.


Rodney Hall's half-a-layout, Llanastr, is built to Scalefour standards and depicts the Brecon and Merthyr Railway just after the turn of the twentieth century.

It requires a footprint of 2.5 m wide x 2 m deep and a minimum of two operators (more preferred!). It is operated from front and rear and can be transported in an estate car.

Bwthyn y Rhosod

Steve Neill's Bwthyn y Rhosod is built to 7mm/ft finescale, employs Battery-powered Radio Control (BPRC) of locomotives, road vehicles and the yard crane.

The layout footprint is 15’ by 2’6”, operated from the front can be placed close to walls (access to rear not needed during operation). Power requirements are low (less than 3A) – single 13A socket. Barriers are not necessary.

It was designed to be transportable in an estate car, to keep costs down and avoid the need to hire a van. Ideally would have two persons to setup/breakdown and share operating duties.

Brades Siding

Andrew Jamieson's Brades Siding is O gauge and depicts an rail-served industrial location at the steam-diesel transition 

Abergavenny Blackbrook

Abergavenny Blackbrook is mid-fifties period branch line terminus built to P4 standards

It fits into two estate cars and requires a minimum crew size of four. Operation is from both the front and rear. It is 5.3 m x 1 m and requires a footprint of 6.2 m x 1.8 m