Barnoldswick is a town in Lancashire; many Rolls-Royce jet engines were and are designed there.
The Barnoldswick layout was designed and built by John Kendall. It represents the type of scene people would see in a northern England industrial town, such as its name sake, in the late 1940s or early 1950s.
Barnoldswick is an end to end, digital command and control layout. Both passenger and goods trains could be seem running on the layout.
The level of workmanship on the layout is very high. Because of the high level of workmanship on the layout Barnoldswick won the best in show award at the Great British Train show in Brampton in 2008.
The factory area allows operators to make up trains and solve shunting puzzles.