Motley Shed

Motley Shed is a circle of track with a station (Cynth’s Halt), a wood with WW2 pill box, a viaduct to exhibit stock and a shed complex to service steam and diesel locos.

Motley Junction was on the Exhibition circuit for a short time in the 1990’s. Motley Shed is a very small layout to show off the motley collection of steam engines and diesels that were used; in all there are nearly 100. Many are cut up bodies on 0-4-0 steam chassis and Bo-Bo diesel chassis. The logo for Motley is a Cockney Sparrow that was used by Stratford diesel deport in London. The track ballast is made from tea leaves - brown and cheap!

For Exhibition Managers:

Layout Size: 32” x 40”

Owner: Michael Read

Motley Terminal

A colonial walled station somewhere in the world with a station for tourists and a gas works. Why a gas works? because for the first 13 years of my life I lived next to one in Corporation Terrace, Cheddars Lane, Cambridge. Locos all Motley types made up from cabs and boilers from small locos stuck together on Tri-ang Nellie chassis or Hornby 0-4-0. Layout promotes imagination and fantasy of what could have been.

For Exhibition Managers:

Layout Size: 4' by 2' with 4' by 2' fiddle yard

Table Requirement: 2 x 4' by 2' tables

Owner: Michael Read