Shaftesbury & Gillingham Railway Society

Contact: Dave Harrington



Tel: 01747 838199


Marshwood Road (OO)

Marshwood Road represents an extension of the Southampton and Dorchester railway towards Axminster and Exeter as proposed by Charles Castleman but never built as the LSWR, eventually, favoured a more central route via the Salisbury and Yeovil railway.

The line is portrayed during the BR Southern region era around 1960. A fictional branch to Charmouth runs to the Dorset coast. 

The buildings on the layout are scratch built or kit-bashed. 

Dimensions:  18′ 6″ x 6′ 6″. Layout is freestanding and operated from the centre.  

Power:  1 x 13amp socket required.  

Operators:  4

Insurance value:  £5000

Transport:  1 van and 1 car.



Brockleigh (N)

Brockleigh represents a fictitious, single track, ex-GWR, branch line station serving a rural Somerset community during the early BR era, just prior to the wielding of the infamous Beeching axe following his ‘Reshaping’ report of 1963.  The station features a passing loop and small goods yard as well as working Dapol GWR lower quadrant semaphore signals.

Dimensions:  8′ x 2′.

The layout is operated from behind, so an additional 3′ is required at the rear of the layout. The layout is free-standing.

Power:  1 x 13amp power socket required.

Insurance value:  £1500

Operators:  2

Transport:  1 small, diesel, estate van.