Madder Valley

Madder Valley Railway

John Ahern’s layout is preserved as a tribute to the modeller’s art.

Built entirely by one man, this fascinating layout, dating from the 1930s, is an relic of the early days of scenic railway modelling. It pioneered the idea of scenic craftsmanship, and until then no one had set a model railway in a fully developed landscape. It showed what could be done, and has provided many modellers with a template for their own layouts.