K&D Model Railway Club
Kilmarnock and District Model Railway Club
Kilmarnock Railways


22’0 X 10’0 “OO” Gauge

This is the layout plan our new “OO” gauge layout  “Netherton” which we are preparing for its first exhibition, hopefully at Irvine in January 2016.

We were very lucky that when the local Museum in Kilmaurs closed we were given the set of Station Buildings and Signal Box built for the Museum by the late Dick Brown who was a superb modeller and one of our members.

We had another piece of good fortune when we had donated buildings made by the late Alexander Campbell of Saltcoats – many of these are based on buildings in and around Irvine.

Both sets of buildings form the basis for the town of Netherton.

The Club knows that Layouts have to be interesting to hold the attention of the public and “Netherton” has been designed to fulfil that aim.

The outside two tracks will be the main line with through express trains running on their way to and from the rest of the network. The inside two tracks will be a secondary route with local trains calling at “Netherton”.

Some of the Club are members of the Model Electronic Railway Group and we are hoping to see many of the MERG kits and ideas incorporated in the layout. However due to financial considerations we will not be able to convert this layout to DCC since the cost of converting locos will be very high.

Kilmarnock and District Model Railway Club