Modelling

Straight across to the station build
Straight across to the station build

A letterbox view of the platform shows the length of the canopy needed to give clearance for the buildings.

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A view through the completed overbridge which Jeff has weathered to perfection.

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A passing freight
A passing freight

An engineer’s train passes No1 box.

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Bridge under construction
Bridge under construction

The overbridge takes shape. Although the angle of the bridge made construction difficult, the result was a more attractive feature.

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Birds' eye view - gents' toilet
Birds' eye view - gents' toilet
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Freshly painted - No. 1 signal box
Freshly painted - No. 1 signal box
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Goods yard from the station
Goods yard from the station
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Trains arrive at Kinchley Lane
Trains arrive at Kinchley Lane
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Ariel view of Kinchley Lane
Ariel view of Kinchley Lane

Ballast is laid dry then diluted PVA is applied with a dropper.

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The booking office
The booking office

Inside, the clerk is hard at work. The lighting is from high intensity yellow LEDs. In order to diffuse the light, the domed end of the LED is rubbed with fine grade emery paper. The delicacy of the etched projecting signs can be seen

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Water tower and huts
Water tower and huts

The grouping of water tower and huts was created by Jeff Davidson.

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The goods shed
The goods shed

GCR goods sheds varied in design depending on the needs of the specific location. This is based on the sheds at Quorn and Rothley, but modified to the requirements of our goods yard.

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Quorn and Woodhouse station
Quorn and Woodhouse station

Quorn Station for comparison

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Sentinel shunting the yard
Sentinel shunting the yard

A ‘sentinel’ shunts the yard. The effectiveness of the overbridge and stairway can be seen.

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Hard work in the booking office
Hard work in the booking office

This night-time shot shows the panelled brickwork, and the stone corbels which were made from Evergreen strips. The etched support brackets are also evident.

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Push-pull train arriving
Push-pull train arriving

An ex-NER G5 0-4-4 tank arrives on a local push-pull service.

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Kinchley Lane - for comparison
Kinchley Lane - for comparison

A busy moment at Kinchley Lane; a freight has just passed on the through line, the push-pull has reversed and the driver is ready for the return journey and a parcels train arrives in the platform.

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The station canopy
The station canopy

The canopy is now complete and fixed to the booking office.

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Although the Kinchley Lane layout represents a scene that would be typical of the early 1960s, a wide variety of rolling stock representing different periods from Victorian to the present day can be seen, ranging from scratch built to 'ready to run'.  All the rolling stock belongs to the members, and it is Club policy to accept all models that members and visitors wish to run upon the layout, irrespective of railway company or period.

The scenery is hand built.  The buildings are mainly based upon, or scale models of actual buildings on the Great Central Railway.  A few kit parts have been incorporated in the buildings for detailing and ease of construction

Click  to read about the development of the Kinchley Lane station buildings

Click  to read David Gibson's article on coach building

Click to read Steve Young's account of the installation of our new crossover

Click to read how Steve Young transformed the Heljan waste oil tank wagon

Click to view links to clips of running days filmed by Peter Shields.