Peakdale - N Gauge
Photo by S. Stewart
Photo by F. Hempsell
Peakdale represents a slice of ex LNWR mainline that was constructed through the Peak District of Derbyshire, en route to Manchester. The timescale represented is late 1950s, early 1960s during the steam/diesel transition period of British Railways.
There is no station on the layout, but the line runs through dramatic scenery across a nine arch stone viaduct. The track plan is simple, consisting of a double track main line, slow loops and a branch that diverges to the nearby community of Smalldale.
The viaduct is entirely scratch built and represents over one hundred hours work by club members Dave Barker and Paul Ransome and is a very impressive structure.
Peakdale also won The N-Gauge Andy Calvert Memorial Trophy (presented by Pete Waterman) at Warley 2005 and featured in BRM Magazine in Oct 1999.
Size : 12ft x 4ft
Period : diesel/steam transition period