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our next event is the Bristol model railway show in Thornbury on 

Friday 3rd May – 1pm to 7pm

Saturday 4th May – 10am to 6.30pm

Sunday 5th May – 10am to 5pm


Thornbury Leisure Centre, Alveston Hill, Thornbury, BRISTOL BS35 3JB

The list of the clubs layouts are:

Cats Hill Depot:

Catshill Depot is a small diesel motive power depot somewhere in the west of England. It is not based on any particular TMD but has the key features that are found in modern depots.

The layout is 00 gauge, DCC operated and is mostly the work of  Forest of Dean Club member and webmaster Matty Axford.  Catshill is his first attempt at a serious model railway and he has been assisted by other Forest of Dean club members. The layout’s small size means that it can be relatively easily taken to exhibitions and forms an ideal backdrop for Matty’s collection of diesels.


This 009 layout was purchased by a Forest of Dean Club member in an unfinished state. He and the club have completed the scenic work and built the structures.

The layout represents a preserved narrow gauge line sometime in the 1960s when the preservation movement was relatively new. The old quarry line has been purchased by a preservation society and is open to the public, but there is still much work to do.

Rolling stock s mostly kit built but with some of the new r-t-r stock making an appearance.

Any questions about the layout please feel free to ask.