St. Neots Model Railway Club

Subtitle

Passage Lane TMD is a fictitious layout based on modern day diesel depots in eastern England. There is ample space for many locomotives and a mixture of operators can be seen visiting the maintenance shed, fuelling bays or visitors’ sidings. In 2019, DRS purchased some more land, extending their depot to include a stabling yard for overnight locomotives and further areas for essential locomotive work. 

As part of the redevelopment, Network Rail built a ballast terminal to stock permanent way maintenance.

Under the glare of the yard’s tower lights, class 60s, 66s and 68s are frequently seen pulling into and out of the yard. The busy resident class 08 is often seen taking a diesel tanker to fill the tanks up and moving freight into position for its bigger counterparts to collect. Visiting vintage locomotives arrive for overnight stabling and refuelling, departing for their charter trains the next day.

A yard with a hive of activity with the yard manager’s men working hard on new developments.


Size:  Size of layout: 16ft x 6.5ft plus room to operate; Size overall: 17ft x 6.5ft

Period: Modern

Operators: 3

Power: 1 socket

Expenses: Fuel and van hire (3-seater van). Overnight accommodation if more than 1 ½ hours away.

Please note we are unable to attend exhibitions in mid-July to end of August.

For more pictures please see www.facebook.com/passagelanetmd





Passage Lane TMD wins Best Layout at the Kempston & District Exhibition Nov 4th 2017. Pictured are:- 

Sebastian Street            - SNMRC

William Dales                  - SNMRC

Robert Potter                   - SNMRC Layout owner

Charlotte Saunderson  - SNMRC Layout Owner

Lee Brown                        - Kempston MRC Exhibition Manager

Ian Ripo                            - Kempston MRC

Charlie Connor               - Kempston MRC