Pickletillum – OO Gauge

Pickletillum was a layout set in the 1950s – 1960s period and represented a fictional Fife town. The layout was of an end-to-end design with a turning board fiddle yard at each end. The track layout represented a railway originally built as double track but due to the infamous ‘Beeching cuts’ had been reduced to a single track line.

In addition to passenger trains Pickletillum was also served by regular freight trains, with the principal traffic being that for the brewery. BAITH Brewery (named using the initials of the club members who constructed this layout) was home to its own private shunting locomotive and barley was rail delivered to the plant with the finished product despatched by both road and rail.

A small goods yard also existed beside the station used by the local coal and timber merchants. The layout also had a small engine shed. Pickletillum was sold a number of years ago to a private individual.