Google Satellite View of Track Site
KEY TO TRACK SITE FACILITIES
2 Raised Track Steaming Bays
3 Ground Level Steaming Bays
4 Raised track Station
5 Ground Level Track
6 Garden Railway Layout
7 Ground Level track Tunnel
8 "Cross-over" Bridge Ground Level Track
- Yellow dots - Path of Raised Track
Construction of the Garden Railway started in 2014 and was completed in September 2015.
The main layout is 32mm gauge for to suit “16mm scale” and “O” gauge models.
There is also a circle of 45mm gauge track to suit “Gauge 1” models.
This 2½”, 3½” and 5” gauge track is 566ft long,
The steaming bays are covered and have a 12volt supply for blowers.
Video of Raised Track by Jim Steptoe.
GROUND LEVEL TRACK
This track is laid for 3½” 5” and 7¼” gauges, consists of two loops, joined by a crossover bridge to form a single length of 1300ft approxamately. The track features gradients of up to 1 in 50, a tunnel and a bridge. Steaming bays are raised and have a lifting travser to move the locomotives to the track.
Video of Ground Level Track byJim Steptoe.
A video taken on 4th August 2019 by Chris Woolston of Melton Mowbray MES Society, showing all the tracks in action can be found on You Tube clicking on this link