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Calderside is the exhibition layout built by former West Scotland 4mm Group member Allan Clark. Calderside has been recently refurbished and now has a new fiddleyard to represent the rest of the railway network.

The layout represents the terminus of a fictitious Caledonian Railway branch, off the line from Carstairs to Lanark. Extending the fiction, a colliery lies just off-stage, which trains can only access by reversing at Calderside – and, because of the operating demands of the colliery branch, normally there is an engine change. This gives quite a busy schedule for such a small station: branch line trains serve Carstairs (for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle), and Lanark and/or Ayr via Muirkirk; and coal trains serve a variety of destinations. While the layout can represent any time between about 1910 and 1960, present members have mostly BR 1950's era stock, and this will be the period represented this weekend. As would have been the case, ex-CR stock is diluted with NB, LMS, LNER and BR standard equipment.

Presented by the West Scotland 4mm Group (WS4mmG)