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St Tugdual

Owner: Rodger Main

Gauge: NM (6.5mm)

Scale: Nm (Continental N with metre gauge track)

Area Modelled: Brittany, Northern France

Era / Period: Late 1950s

Size of Layout: 1680mm x 600mm (Rectangular)

Total Operating Area: 1800mm x 1200mm

Number of Operators: 1

Insurance Value: £2,000

Cost of Transport: Fuel for hatchback from Sudbury

Power Requirements: 1 x 13 amp socket

Other Notes: 1 x 6ft table required

Images with kind permission of Continental Modeller.

Layout Description

St Tugdual is based on the Côtes du Nord metre gauge railway system which stretched across the north Brittany coast of France up until 1956. The track layout with the 3 way point at the toe of the station is common practice on the system. The station building, engine shed and water tower are scale models. The layout is designed for end to end working, starting from the hidden turntable to a return loop at the other end.


For exhibition running, there is an auto shuttle to allow out and back from the station to the fiddle yard with alternating double ended railcars. The rolling stock is predominantly scratch built on Marklin chassis supplemented by some 3D printed bodies.

For the full story please see Continental Modeller (March 2015) or RMF No. 636 (November 2018) if you would like to practice your French.

Contact Details


Rodger Main


14 People Park Way, Sudbury, CO10 1AG


01787 375004


Exhibition Attendances

  • Bressingham Narrow Gauge Exhibition (June 2019)

  • French Railways Society, Lenham, Kent (February 2020)

  • Dunmow Model Railway Show, Essex (March 2020)

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