Brighton East by Dave & Matt Smith (4mm scale, EM gauge)
My son was a medical student in Brighton and came up with the old Kemp Town branch as a possible setting for a layout.
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?
About the layout
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.
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:
Exhibition Managers Notes
Contact: Dave Smith
Tel: 07808 912188
- Model (size)
- Space required (size)
- Two to four operators.
- Operated from front
- Transport: 20p per mile for single car, layout and (2) operators. However due to work commitments, occasionally a second car is required - this is not normally known until close to the show.
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Where to see Brighton East
Venue: Taunton, Taunton School
Brighton East will be appearing at the Taunton Rail-Ex exhibition October 26th and 27th 2019. The exhibition is at: Taunton School, Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset,[…]Read more
Venue: Springfields Events Centre
Brighton East will be appearing at the Spalding Model Railway Exhibition November 2dn and 3rd 2019. The exhibition is at: Springfields Events Centre, Camel Gate,[…]Read more
Brighton East will be appearing at the Canterbury Model Railway Exhibition, 18th and 19th January 2020. No further details are available at present. Please contact[…]Read more
Venue: Doncaster Race Course (TBC)
Brighton East will be appearing at the Doncaster Festival of British Railway Modelling, February 2020 (dates TBC). No further details are available at present. Please[…]Read more
Venue: Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury
Brighton East will be appearing at Railex 2020, Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury, May 2020 (dates TBC). No further details are available at present. Please visit[…]Read more
Venue: Newark Show Ground (TBC)
Brighton East will be appearing at the Newark 2020 Model Railway Exhibition, October 17th and 18th 2020. No further details are available at present. Please[…]Read more
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Venue: Fareham, Hampshire
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