Modelling the L&Y is easier than you might think...
This 7mm scale Aspinall Atlantic was built from Lanky Kits etchings by Albert Kiernon.
Although the primary function of The L&YR Society is the collection, recording and
dissemination of historical information regarding the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway,
many members use this information to make models of L&Y prototypes.
who model do so in scales ranging from ‘N’ gauge to 7¼” gauge, but most work in
4mm or 7mm scales and that is where the trade support is directed. There are a
huge number of kits and other items available to help you make an accurate model
and, of course, the Society has lots of prototype information available through its
publications and collections of drawings and photographs.
Our quarterly full colour
Magazine has an excellent modelling section with many original articles so there
really is no reason not to make a start.
The Lanky was a bustling, hardworking and fascinating railway that provides an
amazing variety of modelling prototypes - compact stations squeezed into industrial
landscapes, a dramatic main line across the Pennines, electrified commuter
lines, dockside warehouses and yards and even classic rural branchlines such as
Whatever your interest the L&Y has something to offer so why not have a go!
Page last updated 1 February 2013