Barlin Sands Tramway Company

By: Mike Rand

Gauge/Scale: "OO" gauge

Layout Size: 10ft x 10ft


Barlin Sands is unique in having a preserved tramway system providing a public transport service along the sea front. The tramway stock is predominantly ex-Blackpool Balloons and Railcars, some of which are on loan for the season. The comings and goings of the different trams with their distinctive liveries and advertising slogans along the reserved esplanade track gives a sense of transport history but in a modern day setting.

The layout includes the tramway, moving roadway system, fairground, beach/harbour, illuminations and sound effects captures the excitement of the seaside and provides lots of movement and interest.