Graemeston Quay

This small ‘OO’ gauge layout was built in memory of one of our members who died too young.

This small layout is built on three 4ft x 2ft baseboards and can be transported in an estate car if required. It depicts a small quayside, station and clay mine set somewhere in Cornwall. Most of the buildings are modified plastic or card kits but the boatyard building and clay mine dryers are both scratch built. Stock for this layout is all G.W.R. with some private wagons used for coal deliveries to the clay dryers and the local coal merchant as well as to the ‘Clyde Puffer’ at the quayside. Fishing is also one of the main local industries featured here with fishing boats and fish boxes awaiting dispatch to other parts of the country.

Operating uncouplers, signals and the working tipper shown below all add to the interest in the layout. Lots of detailing around the quay, the boatyard and the clay ovens add to the atmosphere.

This layout was featured in ‘B.R.M. Magazine’, and has been extremely popular with the public when attending any exhibition.


This layout is 3.66M (12ft) long x 0.61M (2ft) wide and is operated from the rear

Minimum overall footprint for layout and working space is 6.10M (16ft) long x 4.9M (9ft) inclusive a space for barriers at the front.

We have our own barriers if required and the layout can be transported in the club’s own trailer.

Minimum number of operators required is four.

The layout is currently available for exhibition use.