Old Elm Park was inspired by the now-closed Old Oak Common roundhouses. Exhibited by Mark Pollard, this stunning 4ft x 4ft 'O' gauge layout aims to recreate the atmosphere at one of these 'cathedrals of steam' in the 1960s. Designed for eve-level viewing at almost 5ft off the floor, nearly 30 'O' gauge locomotives can be stabled on-shed at one time. Read the full feature on Old Elm Park in HM141 (March 2019).
Polcombe Depot depicts an 'O' gauge steam motive power depot at an imaginary location on the South Coast and is presented by Mark Pollard of the Marlow, Maidenhead and District Model Railway Club. Set in the 1950s and 1960s, visiting Midland and Western Region locomotives can be seen taking water and coal together with a staple diet of Southern Region motive power too. Read more on Polcombe Depot in HM145 (July 2019).
Tytton Hall Yard is based around a busy main line with a colliery loading point. Presented by the Boston Model Railway Club, this 16ft x 8ft 'OO' gauge layout models the changing liveries of the 1980s and 1990s diesel scene, with a steady stream of freight and passenger train workings. The main feature is a working coal loading yard. Read the full feature on Tytton Hall Yard in HM141 (March 2019).
Canute Road Quay models a fictional quayside location at Southampton Docks between 1946 and 1949. Owned and operated by Graham Muspratt, this compact 'OO' gauge layout measures just 5ft x 1ft. Based on a shunting puzzle, the layout packs plenty of operational interest into its small footprint. Read the full feature on Canute Road Quay in HM142 (April 2019).
Kirkby Stephen West is based on an actual location on the Settle and Carlisle line. Set between 1955 and 1964, this outstanding 'OO' gauge exhibition layout covers the transition from steam to diesel traction in BR days with passenger and freight traffic, together with a few surprises along the way. Read the full feature on Kirkby Stephen West in HM5 (November 2007).
Milton Keynes is the central point between London and Birmingham, located just off the M1 via Junction 13 from the south (A5) and Junction 14 (A421) from the north and east, and connected to the two cities by rail via the West Coast Main Line.
An exciting new limited edition VIP ticket package is now available for the Great Electric Train Show 2018 at our new venue, Arena MK, Milton Keynes.
More than 80 stands consisting of 32 layouts, 44 traders and eight demonstrations make up the 2018 Great Electric Train Show at its new bigger venue of the Arena MK in Milton Keynes for the weekend of October 13/14 – Hornby Magazine’s biggest model railway exhibition to date.
The layout line-up for the 2018 Great Electric Train Show on October 13/14 continues to grow with the latest layout announcements having a Western Region theme. They consist of Somerset Railway Modellers Group’s Somerset based Oake in ‘OO’, Tim Lowe’s Peakstone in ‘N’ gauge based on Network SouthEast territory (both feature in HM134 - on sale now) plus Steve Howe’s Lower Rose Goods in ‘P4’ modelling the GWR in the 1930s (HM132) and Helston and Falmouth MRC’s ‘OO’ WR terminus Trenance reflecting the BR 1950s period (HM73).