Phil Kirtley's Layout- Aireworth
3mm scale 12 mm Gauge
O/A size 25’ X 7’6”
Aireworth is the latest in a long line of 3mm layouts built by Phil Kirtley
and nobly assisted by the Keighley club. It was designed to be able to operate
scale length trains and provide interesting operation.
The track is code 80 rail on 3mm Society copperclad sleepers. The locos are a mixture of Triang, Gem and other whitemetal kits with etched brass and scratchbuilt locos all themed to represent the types that were running in West Yorkshire in the 1960’s.The carrages are a mixture of Kitmaster, and Worsley Works etched brass with most of the wagons from the extensive 3mm Society range. Metal wheels and fittings from the 3mm Society are used throughout
The scenery is made to indicate a backdrop of the Yorkshire industrial towns as they existed in the period modelled.
The layout does go to exhibitions for which a Transit Luton is hired and six
members go with it to ensure that it keeps movement to provide interest for
the visiting public
Photos by Phil Kirtley and Chris Ketley