Warley Model Railway Club

Railway modelling in most scales and gauges

Warley Model Railway Club, Unit 1F Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2RA

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Lee Bank is the largest of Warley MRC's N Gauge layouts.  It is 16ft long and 10ft wide.  The inspiration for it is the Great Western main line out of Birmingham and on to Leamington Spa.

The layout comprises two lots of double track.  The inner tracks represents the LNWR line out of Coventry, through Kenilworth to Leamington Spa.  The outer tracks are the GWR mainline and has three stations.  The largest with two island platforms, a goods loop and complex junctions at each end, can take 10 coach trains with ease and is a regular stopping place for the semi-fast services to and from London.  After the suburbs and a stone built church, open country is reached and a small country station.  With no sign of the village it serves, this station receives a light service of 2 coach passenger trains.  After more open country the GWR and LNWR lines come together and 4 tracks pass the once busy canal transfer shed, the house backs of Seymour Avenue, large and small industrial buildings and a small commuter station. 

The layout, both in the club rooms and at exhibitions, is run with members stock.  This ranges from a Coronation Scot loco and rake of coaches through many examples of ex LMS, ex GWR and BR steam locos and stock.  Green diesels run alongside the steam and at other times the layout is run with modern image stock.

Disposed of after withdrawal from use.

Lee Bank: N Gauge