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Signa Dale

Owner: Sudbury Model Railway Club

Gauge: 009

Scale: 4mm Narrow Gauge

Area Modelled: Peak District

Era / Period: 1950s

Size of Layout: 10ft x 2ft 6ins

Total Operating Area: 10ft x 6ft

Number of Operators: 2

Insurance Value: £4,000

Cost of Transport: Fuel for 2 Cars

Power Requirements: 1 x 13 Amp Socket

Other Notes: Insurance value covers rolling stock

Layout Description

Nestling in a valley in the limestone hills of the Peak District, Signa Dale is a small town served by a narrow gauge light railway. The layout represents the 1950s when trains continue to serve the isolated farms and villages of the local area against the rising tide of road transport. A nearby limestone quarry, with its stone crushing plant, provides a steady flow of mineral traffic. This is supplemented by regular collections from the local creamery. Inspiration has been drawn from the sadly closed Leek and Manifold Valley Railway, Signa Dale’s station having been adapted from the surviving building at Hulme End.

Contact Details


Peter Worton



01787 371758



Peter Rednall


01787 269582


Exhibition Attendances

  • March Model Railway Club ( 2017)

  • Chelmsford Model Railway Club (2018)

  • Letchworth Model Railway Club (2018)

  • Ely Model Railway Club (2019)

  • Bury St Edmunds Model Railway Club (2019)

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