Motive power: Mixed
Rhydypenderyn is the second 16MM Scale model railway layout built by Gaynor and Tony Bird; the first Rhydypenau Light Railway attended 80 exhibitions both in the UK and mainland Europe over 18 years and later became the basis of a much larger layout named Westfield.
The current layout is a modular design that allows it to be erected in nine different sizes between 20’x 8’6” and 26’x 14’6”. All the track work is scratch built using brass flat bottomed rail pinned to wooden sleepers. There is an inner and outer running track and some of the points at connected together to make it a little easier to change from one track to another.
All the buildings are scratch built and are based on structures seen on various Welsh narrow gauge railways.Most of the model locomotives that run on the layout are steam engines with a few battery powered electric ones that are used while the steam models are being serviced.