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North American Section
Section InfoSchaffons CrossingWhistling WoodsHermosa TacomaUpper & Lower Crofton 
Formed1998
No of Members7
Section HeadIan Waredraper
Meets onWednesday evenings

Club Layouts

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Schaffons Crossing

3.5mm/HO gauge, North American

Continuous layout with long 2-way main line, overhead circuit, shuttles and logging section, lots of movement

Available for 2 day exhibitions only

 
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Whistling Woods

3.5mm/HO gauge, North American

Logging layout with circular 2-way main line

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions

 

Members' Layouts

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Hermosa Tacoma & Cascade Western Railroad  by Fred Gillin, North American section

On30 (7mm/16.5mm gauge), North American, narrow gauge

Mountainous narrow gauge logging layout with long climb plus circular main line

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions

 
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Upper & Lower Crofton  by Alan Waredraper, North American section

G45 (16mm/45mm gauge), British, fictional

T-shaped automated layout with trams on the upper level and industrial switching below

Available for 1 or 2 day exhibitions

 

History

Although the current incarnation of the North American section dates from 1998 when the core of the group re-joined the club, the section was originally formed around 30 years earlier when Alan Waredraper (father of the current section head) first moved to the area and joined the I & WEMRC.

Exhibition visitors of the 70's and early 80's still remember and talk about East Falls, which started as a relatively small layout (18' x 5') built in Alan's conservatory, then grew into a bigger 'L' shape, and then was squared off again at approx 25' x 25'.

Although the section models mainly in HO gauge (3.5mm scale), the section had brief period in the late 70's where the main layout was in N gauge.

Other Projects

Various of the section members have projects underway at home, including a parmanent On30 narrow gauge layout, a box-room sized HO gauge layout, and an automated G-scale exhibition layout.

 
Coming up...

WEST ESSEX
MODELRAIL 2017

Our 61st Annual Model Railway Exhibition

Sat 22 Apr 2017
Sun 23 Apr 2017

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STEAM DAYS 2017

Sun 04 Jun 2017
Sun 02 Jul 2017
Sun 06 Aug 2017
Sun 03 Sep 2017

Train rides, model railways and cakes!

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