Modelling the L&YR
Although the primary function of The L&YR Society is the research, recording and dissemination of historical information regarding the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, many members use this information to make models of L&Y prototypes.
Members who model do so in scales ranging from ‘N’ gauge to 7¼” gauge, but most work in 4mm or 7mm scales and that is where the trade support is directed. There are a huge number of kits and other items available to help you make an accurate model and, of course, the Society has lots of prototype information available through its publications and collections of drawings and photographs.
Our quarterly full colour Magazine has an excellent modelling section with many original articles (see selection below) so there really is no reason not to make a start.
The Lanky was a bustling, hardworking and fascinating railway that provides an amazing variety of modelling prototypes – compact stations squeezed into industrial landscapes, a dramatic main line across the Pennines, electrified commuter lines, dockside warehouses and yards, and even classic rural branch lines such as Holmfirth.
Whatever your interest the L&Y has something to offer so why not have a go!
We have selected a few typical Magazine articles which we hope you enjoy. Just click on the link.
Books on modelling
This book by Martin Nield tells you how to operate your model railway authentically. Although generic, Martin models the LYR and many of the illustrations are of his Lancashire based pre-grouping layout, Eccleston. The book is one of many titles available from our Shop.
Magazine 291 – Pug drawings
In Magazine 291 Andy Wadsworth described building a Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 0-4-0ST in Gauge 1. There were too many drawings to include in the article so a full set are available by clicking the link below.