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News: Great Electric Train Show trailer

Published 25 July 2019, 11:32

The Hornby Magazine Great Electric Train Show on October 12/13 2019 is approaching fast and advance tickets are still available to purchase while you can also look forward to the latest layout announcements in the next issue of Hornby Magazine - HM147, on sale from August 1 2019. This short video offers an insight into the features of the Great Electric Train Show at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes...


Features: Bournemouth West, 'OO', 1959-1962

Published 4 July 2019, 13:01

Bournemouth West models the former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway terminus during the late 1950s/early 1960s. Measuring 33ft x 15ft, this outstanding 'OO' gauge layout is Digital Command Controlled and is an accurate portrayal of the station site in the period 1959-1962. Read the full feature on Bournemouth West in HM146 (August 2019).


Features: Shelvington, 'P4', 1970s

Published 4 July 2019, 12:59

Shelvington is set deep within BR Southern Region third-rail territory in the mid-1970s, close to Guildford in Surrey. An imaginary location, the station is served by a plethora of Electric Multiple Units (EMUs), Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs) and the occasional loco-hauled/propelled service too. Modelled to 'P4' standards, Lee Polson and Matt Farrell's stunning layout captures the feel of a busy commuter belt station on the former Southern Region in the 1970s.


Features: Bradwell Point, 'OO', 1990s/2000s

Published 4 July 2019, 12:56

Bradwell Point models a modern-era nuclear flask terminal during the colourful 1990s/early 2000s Sectorisation/Privatisation period in 'OO'. Owned by Marcus Lambert, this superbly detailed DCC micro-layout measures just 6ft x 1.5ft (plus storage yard) and enables prototypical length trains to operate to/from the terminal.


News: VIP ticket booking opens

Published 4 July 2019, 12:21

VIP advance tickets for the Great Electric Train Show are now available to purchase offering a unique package including exclusive discount vouchers to use at the show, two-day entry to the event and more.


Features: Norwood Road, 'OO', 2000s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:58

Simon Paley's 'OO' gauge layout is set just to the south of West Croydon in former Southern Region third-rail territory during the 2000s. Modern-era multiple units and locomotives dominate the scene, while a modern tramway features prominently at the front. Buildings are mostly scratch-built, while signalling follows prototype practice and is fully-functional.


Features: Wainthrop Bridge, 'EM', 1920s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:58

Simon Howard's atmospheric pre-grouping era 'EM' gauge layout, Wainthrop Bridge, represents the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway in the 1920s.


Features: Kings Park, 'N', BR 1980s

Published 7 June 2019, 15:55

Celebrating its 20th year on the exhibition circuit, Andy Stephney's action-packed 'N' gauge layout, Kings Park, represents the busy West Coast Main Line in the 1980s. At 26ft long, it is based on the stretch of line between Queens Park and Willesden Traction Maintenance Depot (TMD), where main line trains run parallel with London Underground stock.


Features: Dorehill St Stevens, 'OO', BR 1950s/60s

Published 6 June 2019, 14:55

Dorehill St Stevens is an imaginary location somewhere in the North Midlands/South Yorkshire area during the late 1950s/early 1960s. Owned and operated by the Soar Valley Model Railway Club this superb 41ft x 13ft '00' gauge layout features a large through station together with a goods avoiding line. Read the full feature on Dorehill St Stevens in HM103 (January 2016).


News: Four more layouts added!

Published 6 June 2019, 14:29

Soar Valley Model Railway Club’s giant 41ft x 13ft four-sided ‘OO’ gauge layout Dorehill St Stevens (HM103) is one of four new layouts announced for the 2019 Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes on October 12/13.