Broadland Model Railway Club

Castle Broad – OO9

This is a Club Layout

This layout was originally constructed as part of a quarry/mining environment but was abandoned before completion. Broadland Model Railway Club acquired it as just the two left hand baseboards with almost no scenery and all the electrical wiring removed.

Since July 2017 it has been extended by one more baseboard incorporating the disused quarry and lake and the fiddle yard. The layout is now presented as a current day preserved railway under the name “Castle Broad Railway Preservation Society” and this provides much scope for a variety of stock.

The layout has been wired using the DC system, separated into 4 ‘cabs’ which equate to the four main sections: Main Station and Carriage sidings; Engineering Works & Engine Shed; Lake End Loop & Fiddle Yard and the branch line to the Mountain. All points are operated by Peco PL-10 motors and we have incorporated working semaphore signals using small servos and programmable circuit boards.

We are currently adding lighting to the buildings and work is now well underway on building houses, station, Engine Shed/Works and the related scenery.

We hope to be able to present the layout at a Club Open Day early in 2019.


The Beginning!

Third baseboard – track laying and wiring

Control panel – wiring









Castle Broad Track Plan


Scenery Plan – Town end


Scenery Plan – Lake end


Scenery building 1

Scenery building 2



Station end – Oct 2018

View from station – Oct 2018



Town end – Oct 2018

Waterfall & visitor centre – Oct 2018



Watch this space for further developments!