I wrote about John Birkett-Smith's Ashburton a few months back - the scenics were awesome. John's larger project was featured in BRM in in 2009 and has now won the best Layout in a BRM poll. Photos are on John's blog and on Noel Leaver's Farnham MRC pages. Here's one to whet the appetite:
Interestingly there was a discussion on the running qualities of Totnes on the N Gauge Yahoo! forum here - defended by Jerry Cifford (who built Highbury Colliery, featured in Railway Modeller Nov & Dec 2009).