Brighton East (4mm/ft EM gauge)

Dave & Matt Smith

Brighton East is 4mm/ft using EM gauge track and depicts a Southern Region Rail terminus in the period loosely around 1998 to 2003 where 3rd Rail EMU’s prevail on passenger services.

The setting: My son was a medical student in Brighton and came up with the old Kemp Town branch as a possible setting for a layoutBrighton East 1. What if it had retained some passenger service (this actually ceased in the 1933) and had never been shut (it closed to goods traffic in 1971), been electrified and then had a second tunnel bored to allow direct access to Lewes? This is not a prototypical rendition, the space was not available to do that, but it hopefully gives a flavour of the small space restricted terminus that was Kemp Town.

Control is by NCE DCC, with point control using radio control servos. Couplings are Kadee using electromagnet uncouplers.Brighton East 2

The buildings are all scratch built and based on prototypes near to the old Kemp Town station
site with the main structure being based on the Barry Building at Sussex General Hospital.

For more information on how Brighton was built see the layout thread on RMweb:


Information for Exhibition Managers

Contact: Dave Smith


Tel: 07808912188

No of Operators:         Min 2, max 4.

Travel Expenses:       20p per mile for single car, layout and (2) operators come in one car, however due to work commitments occasionally a second car is required, this is not normally known until close to the show.