St. Neots Model Railway Club


Pelham Street – OO Layout by St Neots MRC

Contact details:

Chris Dales

11 Priory Lane


PE29 1JL

Chris Dales at home: 01480 384518

Mobile via Caroline Hoy on 07941 242676

E-Mail via

The Story

Pelham Street is a club layout and was conceived as an easy first step into railway modelling for a group of club members who wanted to move on from the 'train set' stage.

The layout is based around the use of British Railways Speed link services in the city of Lincoln. It is totally fictional although it has been inspired by photographs in books and the internet.

Operating the layout in a realistic manner and understanding the reasons behind the movements is something new to many in the group.

The track work makes use of Peco Setrack products because they were already available. The whole layout measures 4 ft x 2 ft and has separate legs which are tall enough to allow good viewing angles for the operators. The layout can be operated on DC analogue or DCC systems. As the layout is small, the rolling stock has been chosen to give us maximum operating potential, representing the period 1984 to 1990. Smaller diesel locos are the most effective. 

Key facts for Exhibition Managers

Scale: 4mm = 1ft

Gauge: OO

DCC or analogue

Size: 4ft x 2ft

Total space required including operator space is: 8ft x 4ft

Operated from the front or back

Track work: Peco Setrack

Transport is in one car

Two operators

Insurance value £1000

The layout is self supporting and will require one stock table

Power = one socket