St. Neots Model Railway Club


Whaplode O Gauge

Whaplode is a small O Gauge 7mm layout. I wanted to prove that you don’t need a lot of space to create a decent layout that works. It is 7ft long and 1 1/2ft wide. All the track is from Peco, apart from the 3 way point which was picked up on a bring and buy stand, this was scratch built. The layout is not completed yet but is operational and appeared for the first time at the East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition in March 2016.

The railway is run by LNER and is based in the East Midlands. It is not an accurate model of Whaplode station but is based on it. The layout is DCC and most of the locos have sound which I have fitted. The layout can be operated by my phone as well as the Lenz system. The locos are all kit built and painted by myself, along with                                                                                                             the rolling stock.

Exhibition information

Company LNER

Period late 1930s-early 1940s

Dimensions 7ft x 2ft (with operating space behind)

Number of operators: 2

Power requirements: 3 amps max

Expenses: fuel for 1 vehicle

Insurance value: £1500

Contact details:

Thomas Hoy

7 Bellamy Close


PE19 2HU

01480 210509

Track plan available on request