Grandad’s Trains

Grandad’s Trains:

Grandad’s Trains is an ‘O’ Gauge 3 rail layout. It is a very popular and nostalgic layout with lots of movement. The layout is the result of collecting tinplate trains, mainly Hornby, & Bassett Lowke, over a considerable number of years. Some stock dates from the 1920’s to modern issue Corgi (Bassett Lowke) as well as Ace trains. The layout has three continuous 3-rail tracks, built from brass track, with cast chairs and wooden sleepers, with passing loops, enhanced with a good selection of mainly Hornby tinplate buildings and other line side items.
The layout is self-supporting and requires only a single 13amp power supply. Viewing is from front and either side. The layout is covered by private insurance for all risks except public liability.
Size: 20’ x 9’.
Transportation is by my own car & trailer and usually only involves cost of fuel. However, when loaded, there is only room for myself and one passenger in the car, so a second or third car has to bring any others. (5 operators)

Grandads’ Trains Too:

Grandads’ Trains Too is an ‘O’ gauge, 3-rail layout, similar to the above, but is approximately half the size, being just over 10’ x 6’ and can be run using a selection of the above, or to demonstrate Hornby or Bassett Lowke individually, It has two continous tracks, with passing loops, enhanced by appropriate scenics, obviously this is not so spectacular as the larger one.

Once again, the layout is self-supporting and requires only a single 13amp power supply. Viewing is from front and either side. The layout is covered by private insurance for all risks except public liability. (3 Operators)

Transportation is by my own car & trailer and usually only involves cost of fuel.

Les Trains de Grand Pere:

Les Trains de Grand Pere is an ‘o’ gauge, 3-rail layout, similar to the first, but again is approximately half the size, being just over 10’ x 6’. The rolling stock is mainly French Hornby as made in their Paris factory both pre and post war, as are the buildings.

Once again, the layout is self-supporting and requires only a single 13amp power supply. Viewing is from front and either side. The layout is covered by private insurance for all risks except public liability. (3 Operators)

Transportation is by my own car & trailer and usually only involves cost of fuel.

Contact:

Terry Durrant.
Telephone: 01508 492917
Email: tsd24@btinternet.com