After 15 years of faithful service on the exhibition circuit, Runswick Leamside now enjoys it's retirement in active use in running condition at Trains4U.
Macclesfield and District Railway Modellers retain ownership of the layout and they have generously agreed for the layout to be housed at Trains4U where it can be used and operated, rather than stored out of use, in a disassembled state.
More information on the history of the layout will be posted in the near future.
At present, the layout resides on our first floor mezzanine, and whilst this is not a public area of the showroom, it can be viewed on request (Provided there is staff coverage to do so)
Unfortunately we do not have the quantities of rolling stock that would have been seen at shows in the past, but we are adding new trains all the time, and you are wecome to test your new purchases on the line, again, subject to staff availability.
The layout can still be viewed in its full operational glory at our annual open day in September, when the Macclesfield and Distict Railway modellers have agreed to fully stock and operate the layout to exhibition standard.
Trains4U is planning to hold running sessions for visitors to run their own stock and operate the layut, Please keep checking back details of dates and spaces. (There will be a modest charge to cover staffing and associated costs) The layout is not DCC, though decoder fitted locomtives will run on the layout.