Leven Bank – N Gauge

Leven Bank is the club’s large N Gauge layout depicting a fictional quadruple-track location on the ScotRail region of the East Coast Main Line and set in the post-privatisation era of around 1995 to the present day. The layout measures 24′ x 4′ and is built as a continuous run layout with two fast passenger lines sandwiched by the slower freight lines on the outside.

The platforms of Leven Bank station, with its station building located above the platforms, is built as an island design extending out from the tunnel under the town. The station also features two bay platforms for terminating local trains.

Heading away from the station and tunnel trains pass the freight loops (located closest to the viewing side of the layout), the small Diesel Multiple Unit depot (located in the centre of the layout), and the container terminal (located alongside the backscene).

At the far end of the layout from the station trains pass the rail served cement works, which generates considerable cement, gravel and aggregates traffic for the railway. At this point trains also pass what is modelled as the original Diesel Multiple Unit depot site before the new road was built resulting in its moving to the present location.

A tramway also operates on Leven Bank and principally connects the station with outlying areas – along with serving a residential area at the higher tram terminus and a Garden Centre at the lower tram terminus. Two trams operate each serving one of the two termini using an automatic shuttle electronic circuit.

A much wider selection of photos can be viewed in the Photo Gallery.

For an indication of the work involved in the construction of Leven Bank, please click here for photos dating back around four years with work well underway.