Originally built by Rob Bennett, the Indian Hill Railway was intended to capture some of the atmosphere of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, so it is very loosely based on features around the railway.

Nearly twenty years old now, many of the buildings are showing signs of wear and tear received from the hard knocks of exhibition life, but look in better shape than some of the real buildings around Darjeeling, Kurseong and Ghum.

We run all periods of stock and liveries up to about twenty five years ago, on 32mm track to give the correct 2ft gauge. About a third of operation is coal fired so just look out for the pall of smoke to locate the layout.

Although un-prototypical practice, there’s nothing like the sight of a couple of B Class locos, heading their trains side by side, through the Bazaar.