Layout Type: The layout is 7mm/ft with 16.5mm (00 gauge) trackwork to represent an industrial narrow gauge railway. The layout is self contained with integral legs and lighting. Public viewing is from the front. Operation is from the rear or the RH end. One 13amp powerpoint is required. The layout is transported in two cars and two operators are required. One day exhibitions are acceptable including setting up on the day.
Description: Sewel depicts a narrow gauge light railway operating in a brewery in the early 20th century. Although no such railway existed the brewery buildings and wharf closely represent those of Harvey's brewery in Lewes, East Sussex. The main building is easily recognisable as that of the brewery but is, in fact, a mirror image. Hence the name SEWEL. The wharf and barge are representative as is the boiler house. The remaining buildings in brick and flint with tile hung upper facades are very typical of the area and provide a cooperage, machine shop and malting floor.
Motive power is provided by both steam and petrol powered locomotives. Stock includes a variety of barrel wagons, coal for the boiler house, box vans plus coaches to transport staff to and from the brewery.